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Gender: Female Origin of Coretta: English, elaborated form of Cora Meaning of Cora: Greek, "maiden"

The name Coretta is a girl's name of English origin. Coretta and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

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Famous as the name of the widow of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Famous People Named Coretta

Coretta Scott King, American civil rights activist; widow of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Coretta Brown, American basketball player

Pop Culture References for the name Coretta

Katrina Charlotte Coretta Scott "K.C." Cooper, character on TV's "K.C. Undercover"


paulapuddephatt Says:


I prefer just Cora, or Cora for Cordelia.

Giacomina Says:


I love this name esp with Cora as a nickname. Coretta and Mahalia.

indiefendi2 Says:


It might be a one person name but I've always thought it was drop dead gorgeous! And Coretta Scott K got called Cory affectionately :) how cute