The meaning of the name Cora is Heart, Maiden
The origin of the name Cora is Greek
Alternate spellings: Kora, Korra
Notes: Nicknames for the name Cora include Core and Corazon. Cora is another name for the Greek goddess Persephone. Cat Cora is a famous chef. Cora Walton is the original name of singer Koko Taylor. Tom Cora is an American cellist. Fictional Coras include Cora Crowley from television's Downton Abbey, Cora Munro from Last of the Mohicans and on Once Upon a Time, Cora is aptly the name of the Queen of Hearts.