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 "Quick Question Thread?!".

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

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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