Corisande Name Meaning & Origin
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Possibly derived from the Greek elements κορη (kore) "maiden" and ανηρ (aner) "man" (genitive ανδρος). This name is found in the medieval Spanish romantic tales of Amadis, and has been used in the English-speaking world since the 19th century.
Alternatively it might be related to the Spanish word corazon, meaning "heart".
- Famous real-life people named Corisande
- ‘La belle Corisande’ was the nickname given to one of Henri of Navarre’s mistresses – her real name was Diane d’Andoins, but the history books usually call her Corisande.
- The Duc de Gramont (a descendant of Diane d'Andoins) chose it for his daughter in the 1780s.
- Born in 1820, the Countess of Malmesbury was called Corisande.
- Corisande Albert, daughter of documentary filmmaker Revel Guest. (She pronounces it "CORE-ih-zand.")
- Corisande in song, story & screen
There are characters named Corisande in:
- Lully's opera "Amadis" (1684).
- Benjamin Disraeli’s play "Lothair" (1870).
- Charlotte Turner Smith "The Letters of a Solitary Wanderer: The Story of Corisande" (1801).
- Annabel Davis-Goff's novel "This Cold Country" (2003).