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Gender Female
Word/name Greek

Cora is a given name, derived from the Greek Koré, the maiden name of the Greek-roman goddess Persephone. Common forms of this name include Kora and Korra.[1]



  • Cora, an alternate name for the Greek goddess Persephone
  • Cora Crawley, fictional character from the series Downton Abbey
  • Cora Cross, fictional character from the United Kingdom soap EastEnders
  • Cora Dithers, fictional character from the comic strip Blondie
  • Cora Mills (also known as the Queen of Hearts), a fictional character from the fantasy-drama series Once Upon a Time
  • Cora Munro, fictional heroine of The Last of the Mohicans, by James Fenimore Cooper
  • Cora Tannetti, fictional character from the Netflix original series The Sinner
  • Cora Cartmell, a character from Titanic
  • Cora, fictional protagonist of The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead
  • Cora, a shopkeeper in television commercials for Maxwell House coffee portrayed by Margaret Hamilton
  • Cora Tull, a narrator and fictional character from Faulkner's As I Lay Dying
  • Korra, the main character of the animated television series The Legend of Korra


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  1. ^ Campbell, Mike. "Meaning, origin and history of the name Cora". Behind the Name. Retrieved 2018-04-25.