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Gender: Female Pronunciation: kah-RIHN-na Meaning of Corinna: "maiden" Origin of Corinna: Greek

The name Corinna is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "maiden". Corinna and is often added to lists like Unique Names from History and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

Delicate and gentle old-fashioned name, the kind found in early English poetry. While Corinna and the original Green Korinna are technically diminutives of the ancient Kore, now the popular Cora, this name will often be mistaken for other similar-sounding though unrelated names, such as Karenna. But it's pretty and is backed by more tradition than you'd guess.

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Famous People Named Corinna

Corinna (or Korinna), 6th-century BC Greek poet
Corinna Kathy Chamberlain, Hong Kong singer and actress
Corinna "Cory" Everson, American bodybuilder and actress
Corinna Harney, American model and actress
Corinna Harrer, German middle distance runner
Corinna Kuhnle, Austrian slalom canoeist
Corinna Kopf, social media influencer
Corinna May, German pop singer
Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein, German philanthropist
Corinna Schumacher, wife of German racing driver Michael Schumacher
Kyriaki "Corinna" Tsopei, Greek beauty queen; Miss Universe 1964
(Korinna) Moon Bloodgood, American actress

Pop Culture References for the name Corinna

Corinna, character in John Vanbrugh's 'The Confederacy'
Corinna, Ovid's (probably fictitious) lover in the Amores
Corinna, in Barbara Cartland's "The Little Adventure"
Corinna Chapman, character in the mystery series by Kerry Greenwood
Corinna, character in "Dreamland" by Sarah Dessen


Daiseymae Says:


This is my best friend's name, and she was named after the1963 song "Corinna, Corinna". It is pronounced Cor-reena and not ca-rinna

tavimh Says:


Heroine of the fantastic book, The Folk Keeper, by Franny Billingsley

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