Corinne Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Corinne:
English cognate of the Greek Korinna, a derivative of Korē (maiden). The name was borne by a Greek poetess from Boeotia, who won a wreath of victory at Thebes, and whose works survive only in fragmented form.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Comments and insights on the name Corinne
My best friend's name is Corinne and despite people misspelling her name all the time its on of my favorite names because its so unique so we always say there will be so many rachel and sarahs but there's one Corinne! One of my favorite nicknames for the name Corinne it Rinne
My daughter's name was supposed to be Corinne. Or maybe the spelling was Corrine. Either way her middle name is spelled Corriene. Supposed to have the same meaning.
Like many of the other readers most people cannot spell or pronounce my name. For me school was particularly difficult. How I wish my name was more common!!! My name was even spelled wrong on my birth certificate. And my mother-in-law never spelled it right.
If parents have a boy but wish to honor a female relative named Corinne, they can use the masculine name Corin (which has different origins, but sounds similar).
I was supposed to be named Corinne, but instead I was named Alexis.
My name is Corinne but it is spelt "Corrine." I have always had my name spelled wrong or pronounced wrong. My nickname is "corri" but people even spell it wrong. I cant get a break. Even worse I can't ever find it on one of those name key chains....but I like how not a lot of people have it.
- Personal experiences with the name Corinne
My 9 year old daughter is Corinne Cecilia. I first heard the name Corinne at age 12 when I was introduced to my friend's grandmother. I Instantly fell in love with it and knew then that if I was fortunate enough to have a daughter one day the first gift I'd give her would be this name. To me, Corinne is all at once elegant, glamorous, sophisticated, delicate, feminine, and classic, and I'm not alone. She gets compliments on it constantly as do I. She was supposed to be Corinne Elizabeth but at the last minute we changed her middle name. Her nicknames are Cici, Rinn, Corinnie and Rinny-roo-bear. Over time the latter of those has become shortened and sometimes we just call her Roo for fun. We've met a few other Corinne's, but not many and she's never had another Corinne in her grade at school, which is another plus! If there was a downside at all it'd be that people tend to misspell it as Corrine, and sometimes mispronounce it by putting the stress on the first syllable instead of the second. We correct if and move on, no big deal. Love, love, love my baby girls' name!
My name is Corinne, too. Even though people mispronounce it and misspell it sometimes, I love my name!
I have this name too except it's spelled Coryn. Everyone pronounces and spells it wrong. Plus, my spelling is never anywhere. It really sucks and I have never met anyone else with my name. However, everyone says it's really pretty and unique so I guess I should be thankful for that.
My little sister's name is Corinne. Lots of people spell it wrong, but we don't have many pronunciation problems. I love her name and she does too, but she didn't like it as much when she was little. When she was a baby we called her Minny Corinnie, Bin Bin, Binny Bunny, and Corinnie Binny. Now she just goes by Corinne or Rin. She gets lots of compliments.
I named my third daughter Corinne. People always misspell or mispronounce her name. At times, but I love her name, and wouldn't change it.
My mother named me Corrine. She heard it in french class in high school and loved it. A woman hear my name and she named her daughter Corinne after me. I also know another corinne.
My old 6th grade math teacher had this name. I personally thought it was an absolutely, beautiful fancy name that was very rare for it's time. I highly recommend this name for any soon to be mommy who's having a girl!
- Nicknames for Corinne
Cory, Cora, Cori, Rina, Cor, Corie, Cree, Rin, Rinny, Rinne, Rinnie, Crayon, Corri, Crinny
- Meanings and history of the name Corinne
Beautiful French name. I like the American pronunciation better though (ka-RIN)
- Famous real-life people named Corinne
Corinne Roosevelt Robinson, sister of Theodore Roosevelt (there have been many Corinnes in the Roosevelt family)
Corinne Bailey Rae, singer
Corinne Demas, children's book author
Corinne Trang, chef and food writer
Corinne "Cokie" Roberts, journalist and author
- Corinne in song, story & screen
Corinne, fictional character in the book Jumping Off Swings, best friend of Ellie
Corinne is a fictional character in the book series "Flowers in the Attic" by V.C. Andrews.
Corinne Tate, character on the 1970s television comedy "Soap", played by Diana Canova.
Corinne Jeffries, character in the 1989 movie "Chances Are", played by Cybill Sheperd
The title character of the 1807 novel "Corinne ou l'Italie" by Germaine de Stael. Corinne in the novel is a beautiful, free spirited poet who lives independently in Italy as an unmarried woman.
Corinne - a song by Metronomy.