Corisande Origin and Meaning

The name Corisande is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "chorus-singer".

Corisande is a very unusual, haunting choice, with the aura of medieval romance--it is found in early Spanish romantic tales, arriving in the English-speaking world in the nineteenth century.

'La belle Corisande' was the poetic name applied to Diane de Poitiers, the beautiful and powerful mistress of King Henry II—-Henri of Navarre-- of France.

Lady Corisande is the leading character in Benjamin Disraeli's 1870 novel Lothair, and, more recently, was heard in Annabel Davis-Goff's novel This Cold Country.

# 1005 on Nameberry

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Famous People Named Corisande

  • Corisande Armandine Sophie Léonie Hélène de Gramontdaughter of the 8th Duke of Gramont
  • Corisande "Corise" de Gramontdaughter of the 11th Duke of Gramont and Marguerite de Rothschild
  • (Antoinette Corisande) Elisabeth de GramontFrench writer and life partner of Natalie Clifford Barney; half,sister of Corise de Gramont
  • Corisande Olivia Bennetdaughter of Charles Bennet, 6th Earl of Tankerville
  • La Belle Corisandenickname of Diane d'Andouins, Countess of Guiche; mistress of King Henri III of Navarre
  • Corisande Albertdaughter of documentary filmmaker Revel Guest

Corisande in Pop Culture

  • Corisandelover of Florestan in Lully's 1684 opera 'Amadis'
  • Lady Corisande in Disraeli's novel 'Lothair' (1870)
  • English: "COREih,zand"