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125k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Cora

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Heart, Maiden
  • #549 All Time
  • #88 in 2015
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How popular is the baby name Cora in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 1,051 1,045 6 #15 girl name
1881 976 969 7 #18 girl name
1882 1,076 1,076 0 #21 girl name
1883 1,081 1,081 0 #24 girl name
1884 1,253 1,244 9 #23 girl name
1885 1,258 1,253 5 #23 girl name
1886 1,237 1,231 6 #28 girl name
1887 1,257 1,257 0 #27 girl name
1888 1,442 1,433 9 #31 girl name
1889 1,372 1,365 7 #32 girl name
1890 1,395 1,386 9 #36 girl name
1891 1,349 1,343 6 #35 girl name
1892 1,424 1,419 5 #39 girl name
1893 1,308 1,308 0 #44 girl name
1894 1,326 1,319 7 #46 girl name
1895 1,304 1,295 9 #49 girl name
1896 1,204 1,204 0 #52 girl name
1897 1,246 1,246 0 #49 girl name
1898 1,304 1,304 0 #51 girl name
1899 1,056 1,056 0 #58 girl name
1900 1,397 1,389 8 #55 girl name
1901 1,027 1,027 0 #58 girl name
1902 1,081 1,081 0 #62 girl name
1903 995 986 9 #70 girl name
1904 993 993 0 #71 girl name
1905 1,044 1,044 0 #72 girl name
1906 959 952 7 #77 girl name
1907 977 969 8 #80 girl name
1908 969 962 7 #83 girl name
1909 969 969 0 #85 girl name
1910 1,084 1,079 5 #86 girl name
1911 1,022 1,022 0 #92 girl name
1912 1,258 1,253 5 #98 girl name
1913 1,288 1,288 0
1914 1,505 1,500 5
1915 1,691 1,683 8
1916 1,910 1,899 11
1917 1,754 1,737 17
1918 1,926 1,916 10
1919 1,946 1,939 7
1920 1,818 1,818 0
1921 1,834 1,829 5
1922 1,768 1,762 6
1923 1,698 1,691 7
1924 1,637 1,629 8
1925 1,687 1,681 6
1926 1,477 1,477 0
1927 1,499 1,492 7
1928 1,407 1,393 14
1929 1,397 1,389 8
1930 1,281 1,273 8
1931 1,192 1,182 10
1932 1,141 1,135 6
1933 1,170 1,157 13
1934 1,118 1,113 5
1935 1,081 1,070 11
1936 1,018 1,007 11
1937 1,139 1,139 0
1938 1,144 1,133 11
1939 1,039 1,039 0
1940 975 965 10
1941 1,012 1,007 5
1942 1,009 1,001 8
1943 874 874 0
1944 818 818 0
1945 755 750 5
1946 801 801 0
1947 846 846 0
1948 837 837 0
1949 853 847 6
1950 737 737 0
1951 670 670 0
1952 666 666 0
1953 651 651 0
1954 611 611 0
1955 577 577 0
1956 553 553 0
1957 517 517 0
1958 434 434 0
1959 453 453 0
1960 455 455 0
1961 420 420 0
1962 411 411 0
1963 401 401 0
1964 351 351 0
1965 371 371 0
1966 313 313 0
1967 234 234 0
1968 235 235 0
1969 211 202 9
1970 234 234 0
1971 227 222 5
1972 201 201 0
1973 195 195 0
1974 206 206 0
1975 182 182 0
1976 212 212 0
1977 223 223 0
1978 225 225 0
1979 193 193 0
1980 214 214 0
1981 221 221 0
1982 238 238 0
1983 224 224 0
1984 224 224 0
1985 221 221 0
1986 237 237 0
1987 195 195 0
1988 201 201 0
1989 246 246 0
1990 230 230 0
1991 255 255 0
1992 249 249 0
1993 297 297 0
1994 328 328 0
1995 313 313 0
1996 327 327 0
1997 325 325 0
1998 468 468 0
1999 529 529 0
2000 564 564 0
2001 603 603 0
2002 606 606 0
2003 694 694 0
2004 698 698 0
2005 672 672 0
2006 844 844 0
2007 917 917 0
2008 1,039 1,039 0
2009 1,098 1,098 0
2010 1,203 1,203 0
2011 1,549 1,549 0
2012 2,079 2,079 0
2013 2,583 2,583 0
2014 2,961 2,956 5
2015 3,384 3,378 6 #88 girl name

Want to know about the popularity of the Cora baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 125,444 babies born with the name Cora in the United States. That's more than enough Coras to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 1,051 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Cora" was in 2015 with a total of 3,378 babies. (That's a lot of baby Coras)

According to the 1910 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Cora" ranks #68 in popularity as a baby girl's name in West Virginia. Imagine that, 25 babies in West Virginia have the same name as you in 1910. Across the entire United States a total of 1,084 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Cora" mean? The list below shows the origins of Cora as well as things modernly associated with the name Cora such as celebrities named Cora.

Origin and Meaning of Cora

The name "Cora" is of Greek origin, and it means "Heart, Maiden". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Cora Skinner

Cora Skinner is a model and actress. Cora was born in 1985 in Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.

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Marie McDonald

Marie McDonald is an actress and singer. Marie was born in 1923 as Cora Marie Frye in Burgin, Kentucky, U.S.

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Cora Sue Collins

Cora Sue Collins is a child actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1932 to 1945. Cora was born in 1927 as Cora Sue Collins in Beckley, West Virginia, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Cora

Cora Carmack
Cora Jakes
Cora L Rice
Cora Masters Barry
Cora Once Upon A Time
Cora Schensema
Cora Seton
Cora Hale
Cora Kelly School

Alternative Meanings

C is for confident, no doubts here!

O is for ornate, nothing plain here!

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

A is for admirable, you certainly are!

Your name in reverse order is "Aroc". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Caro". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Cora born Jun 21, 1948

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Thailand approximately on 1325. Your profession was jeweler and watch-maker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

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