Cora Name Meaning & Origin

Cora

Pronunciation: KOH-rə (key)

Origin of the name Cora:

Derived from the Greek Korē, which is from korē (maiden). The name is borne in Roman mythology as a byname for Proserpina and in Greek mythology as a byname for Persephone.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Nicknames for Cora

Corrie, Ciece, Coco, Corsa, Corrita

Meanings and history of the name Cora

The name "Cora" is a name first made popular by American writer James Fenimore Cooper for the dark-haired heroine in "The Last of the Mohicans" (1826). A variant of the Greek KORË or CORINNA., it means meaning "maiden." Kore is an alternate name for the Greek goddess Persephone.

Famous real-life people named Cora

Cora Skinner, American model and actress
Cora Atwood, youtube star Roman Atwoods daughter

Cora in song, story & screen

- Cora Munro: The main character in "Last of the Mohicans" (novel and movie)
- Cora Hind: Western Canada's first female journalist and a women's rights activist
- Cora Crawley: Countess of Grantham, character in the BBC's TV series "Downton Abbey"
- Cora Hale : Member of the Hale Family in "Teen Wolf."
- Cora Corman: Lead character in the 2007 American romantic comedy film "Music and Lyrics"
- Cora: The evil queen/mother of Regina/Snow White's step-mother in "Once Upon a Time"(ABC TV)
- Cora: The Maxwell House Coffee Lady in the 1970s/1980s commercials, portrayed by Margaret Hamilton
- Corabeth Godsey: Character on the 1972-1981 TV show "The Waltons"
- "Cora Unashamed": A short story by Langston Hughes
- Cora: A main character in Sarah Dessen's book "Lock and Key"
-Cora Cross, character in UK soap Eastenders
- Song "Darlin' Cora" by Harry Belafonte

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