Corisande

Corisande is a female given name of uncertain origin and meaning. Its first use was by Castilian writer Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo (1450-1504) in his most famous work, Amadís de Gaula (Amadis of Gaul in English), a chivalric romance along the lines of the Arthurian romances. He may have based from Spanish corazón meaning “heart” which comes from Old Spanish coraçon (heart), derived from Latin cor (heart; soul, mind) via PIE *ḱḗr. The second element is unknown though it’s been linked to Latin sanandus meaning “healing” from sanus (healthy; sound in mind/body), or it may have been based on Melisande with Montalvo replacing the first part of the name with cor. It’s also possible that the first part of the name may have been based on Ancient Greek korë meaning “maiden, girl” derived from Proto-Hellenic *kórwā (girl).

Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Proto-Hellenic

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Variants:

  • Corisanda (English)
  • Corisandra (English)
  • Corisand (English)

 

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