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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Kor

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun kor
A Hebrew unit of capacity.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An ancient Hebrew unit of capacity equal to 10 baths or 10 ephahs

From Hebrew כֹּר

  1. (historical units of measure) Alternative form of cor: a former Hebrew and Phoenician unit of volume.

kor was also found in the following language(s): Cornish, Crimean Gothic, Danish, German, Hungarian, Kurdish, Lojban, Lun Bawang, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Swedish, Turkish, Volapük, and Zazaki

Notable Persons Named Kor

Kor Mijok is a sports team member for the Wynnum District SC.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Kor

Eva was given the name Eva Mozes on January 31st, 1934 in Porț, Romania. Eva is also known as Eva Kor.


Paul was born on August 1st, 1926 in Paris. He died on May 24th, 2001.


Layton Kor was a rock climber and rock climbing. Layton was born on June 11th, 1938 in Canby, Minnesota. He breathed his last breath on April 21st, 2013.


Avshalom was born on September 17th, 1950.


Rasoul Kor is a soccer player for the Sanat Naft Novin Abadan F.C., Shamoushak Noshahr F.C., Tarbiat Yazd F.C., Sanat Mes Kerman F.C., Iran national under-17 football team, Iran national under-20 football team, and Iran national under-23 football team. Rasoul was born on June 24th, 1989 in Iran.


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Popularity of Kor as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kor U.S.
  White 65.71% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 23.88% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.05% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.49% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kor

People with the last name Kor are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Kor

  • How Popular is the name Kor? Kor is the 83,588th most popular name of all time. As a last name Kor was the 39,486th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kor have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Kor in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kor? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1994 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Kor first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kor is Sunday, October 7th, 1894.
  • What year had the most people named Kor born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kor was in 1994 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Kor: Your name in reverse order is Rok. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Okr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kor? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 557 people with the last name Kor.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kor? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Kor as their last name since less than 1 person in 526k 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)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.