Kora is a gender-neutral name with Greek origins meaning “maiden.” This historical name can be traced back to Greek mythology and the story of Persephone or Kore as she’s sometimes known. In the traditional Greek tale, Persephone was Demeter’s daughter and was sent to be the Queen of the underworld without her mother’s consent. Demeter, the goddess of the harvest, searched tirelessly for her daughter. Eventually, Zeus allowed Persephone to return to be alongside her mother on Earth during spring and summer. When Persephone returns to Hades the world turns cold and dark with crops unable to grow, hence why we get our seasons. If you’re a lover of Greek myth, this timeless tale may just tempt you to choose Kora.
Kora Name Popularity Data
The Bump Ranking
Overall:Kora is currently #944 on The Bump
Boy:Kora is currently #697 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Kora is currently #516 on The Bump Girl Names
Overall:Kora is currently #921 in U.S. births
Girl:Kora is currently #918 in U.S. births
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Behind the Name, Kora, Deceber 2022
Behind the Name, Kore, May 2020
Online Etymology Dictionary, Cora, October 2017
WordSense, Meaning of Kora
WordSense, Meaning of Kore
Theoi Greek Mythology, Persephone
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