Cora

Cora - A very unique female name



  Jun 22,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Cora, meaning maiden, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #85. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Cora and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Cora? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Cora. The baby girl name Cora was given to 2,058 baby girls in 2012, ranking #154 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 687 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Cora peaked in popularity 107 years ago in 1910 on position 85.



Famous with this name

Cora Green
Cora Dean
Cora Bentley


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Cora is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Cora is currently topping the baby name charts in Iowa at position #36 - and is the least popular in New Jersey at position #535.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Cora is where you live.


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Cora origin and meaning

Cora is a 4 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means maiden. To see famous people named Cora, pop culture references for the name Cora and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Cora

We've found the following names that sound similar to Cora, sorted by popularity.

Carrie / Cara / Cheri / Ciara / Cherie / Cierra / Cari / Ciera / Carey / Cori /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012154
2011201
2010277
2009299
2008322
2007350
2006382
2005445
2004444
2003431
2002465
2001453
2000481
1999503
1998532
1997693
1996681
1995685
1994657
1993718
1992830
1991846
1990886
1989804
1988905
1987893
1986779
1985790
1984774
1983786
1982753
1981741
1980788
1979855
1978728
1977703
1976713
1975804
1974742
1973737
1972715
1971732
1970709
1969752
1968645
1967638
1966529
1965494
1964524
1963489
1962480
1961481
1960461
1959447
1958456
1957406
1956378
1955363
1954341
1953327
1952313
1951307
1950288
1949265
1948264
1947259
1946251
1945246
1944231
1943229
1942203
1941188
1940191
1939182
1938177
1937177
1936181
1935177
1934169
1933159
1932168
1931160
1930162
1929153
1928156
1927157
1926160
1925150
1924155
1923147
1922139
1921140
1920137
1919122
1918124
1917126
1916114
1915119
1914104
1913104
191299
191191
191085

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Iowa36
Minnesota39
Montana40
Wyoming42
North Dakota48
Wisconsin54
Alaska57
Vermont58
Idaho76
Washington76
Colorado85
South Dakota88
Kansas91
Indiana94
Virginia95
Oregon105
New Hampshire114
Michigan115
Massachusetts116
District of Columbia128
Missouri130
Ohio130
Rhode Island131
North Carolina132
Pennsylvania138
Kentucky143
Maryland145
Tennessee152
Illinois159
Nebraska162
Connecticut171
Delaware177
Arizona184
Oklahoma188
Utah193
Nevada193
Maine208
Georgia217
South Carolina231
Texas233
New York234
Alabama242
New Mexico246
Florida274
Louisiana275
California276
Arkansas298
West Virginia364
Mississippi441
New Jersey535

Even more about Cora


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Cora a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Cora?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1910
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Cora
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 687
Letter count 4
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +2,058

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