Cora is the Latinized form of Greek Korë meaning “maiden, girl, young woman”; it was used as an epithet for Persephone, the daughter of Demeter and Zeus and the wife of Hades which makes her the queen of the underworld. Cora could also be a short form of any name beginning with Cor- such as Corinna, which also derives from the same source, or Cordula, which comes from Latin meaning “heart”. Cora is also a Galician surname derived from a place name.
Cora is also an Irish word meaning “weir”.
Origin: Proto-Hellenic, Proto-Indo-European
- Corra (English)
- Kora (German, English)
- Korra (English)
- Korë (Ancient Greek)