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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Cor
A Hebrew measure of capacity; a homer.

Etymology: Heb. kōr


A minced oath or dialectical variant of God.

From Hebrew כֹּר

  1. (historical units of measure) Various former units of volume, particularly:
    1. A Hebrew unit of liquid volume, about equal to 230 L or 60 gallons.
    2. Synonym of homer: approximately the same volume as a dry measure.
    3. A roughly equivalent Phoenician unit of volume.

    cor was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, French, Galician, Irish, Istriot, Italian, Latin, Lojban, Old French, Old Irish, Old Provençal, Portuguese, Romanian, Romansch, Scottish Gaelic, Venetian, and Welsh

    Notable Persons Named Cor

    Cor was born on August 24th, 1956 in Breda.


    Cor van der Hart was a soccer player for the AFC Ajax, Lille OSC, Fortuna Sittard, and Netherlands national football team. Cor was born on January 25th, 1928 in Amsterdam. He died on December 12th, 2006.


    Cor Brom was an athlete for the SC Telstar. Cor was born on August 27th, 1932 in Amsterdam. He breathed his last breath on October 29th, 2008.


    Cor Pot is a soccer player for the Netherlands national under-21 football team, Sparta Rotterdam, MVV Maastricht, HFC Haarlem, S.B.V. Excelsior, and Fort Lauderdale Strikers (1977–83). Cor was born on June 8th, 1951 in The Hague, Netherlands.


    Cor was born on January 7th, 1938.


    He was most prominent from 1949 to 1979. Cor was given the name Cornelis Petrus Maria Dillen on August 9th, 1920 in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Cor is also known as Cor Dillen. He breathed his last breath on October 19th, 2009.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Cor

    John Cor is a cleric.


    Jon Cor is an actor. He has been prominent since 2005. Jon was born on November 17th, 1984 in Timmins, Ontario, Canada.


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    Popularity of Cor as a last name

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Cor U.S.
      White 63.82% 64.26%
      African American 7.32% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.47% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 2.85% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 21.54% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Cor

    People with the last name Cor are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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    Fun Facts about the name Cor

    • How Popular is the name Cor? Cor is the 77,642nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Cor was the 77,788th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Cor have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 7 babies born with the first name Cor in the United States.
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cor? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1989 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
    • When was Cor first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cor is Tuesday, August 13th, 1878.
    • What year had the most people named Cor born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cor was in 1989 with a total of 7 babies.
    • Random Cor Factoid: According to the 1989 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cor is not a popular baby boy's name in Alabama. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Alabama have the same name as you in 1989.
    • Weird things about the name Cor: Your name in reverse order is Roc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Cor. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Cor? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 246 people with the last name Cor.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cor? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Cor as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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