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)


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