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Gender: Female Pronunciation: kah-RIHN Meaning of Corinne: "maiden" Origin of Corinne: French variation of Greek Korinna Corinne's Popularity in 2017: #830

The name Corinne is a girl's name of French origin meaning "maiden". Corinne is ranked #830 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Reality TV Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

Corinne is one of the names that, it might surprise you to learn, has never been off the US popularity charts. Its most popular year was 1926, when it ranked Number 249. Corinna is another pretty ancient form of the name, technically a diminutive.

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Famous People Named Corinne

Corinne Jacqueline Bailey Rae, British singer-songwriter
Corinne Mae Griffith, American silent film actress
Corinne "Conie" Roosevelt Robinson, sister of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt
Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne "Cokie" Roberts, American TV journalist
Corinne Day, British fashion photographer
Corinne Hermès, French pop singer
Corinne Ann Hollingworth, British TV producer
Corinne Vanier, French tennis player
Corinne Diacre, French footballer
Corinne Niogret, French Olympic biathlete
Corinne Bohrer, American actress
Corinne Calvet, French actress
Corinne Grant, Australian comedienne
Corinne Drewery, English singer of band Swing Out Sister
Corinne Olympios, American reality TV contestant ("The Bachelor")
Corrine Pulliam Quayle, mother of former U.S. vice president Dan Quayle
Corinne Quayle, daughter of Dan and Marilyn Quayle
Corinne Touzet, French actress
Corinne Bishop (b. 1994), daughter of actor Jamie Foxx

Pop Culture References for the name Corinne

Corinne Wyatt, character in the "Chaos Walking" trilogy by Patrick Ness
Corinne of Lyrian, character in the "Beyonders" trilogy by Brandon Mull
Corinne Foxworth, character in VC Andrews novels
Corinne "Third Degree" Burns, Diane Lane's character in "Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains" (1982)
Corinne Michaels, character in "The Thinning", YouTube Red movie
Corinne Tate, character in TV series "Soap"


Bobcat108 Says:


A high school classmate pronounced her name w/this spelling Core-EEN.

rosebudcircle Says:


I don’t understand why it has a short i in it since it’s French and that sound doesn’t exist in French.

Daiseymae Says:


I only pronounce this name your way. Co-REEN is usually spelled Corrine.

Corinne Says:


This is my name and I love it! My parents pronounced it with the IN ending and I like it more than Co-REEN. I very rarely meet anyone with my name but have noticed an uptick in little girls with the name. I'm trying to find a name for my daughter that is as beautiful as it is unique. Not many names out there fit the bill!

Lou Says:


I also prefer the -reen ending.

AriellaBar Says:


Can this be pronounced cor-RIN-uh or is that only Corinna? Beautiful name either way. I like nickname Cora the the best.

headintheclouds Says:


I disagree with the Nameberry description- I think the Co-REEN pronunciation sounds nicer than Co-RIN. Corinne is a lovely and elegant name, and I personally like it in its full form, with no nicknames whatsoever like Cori/Cory/Rin/Reen, since it's already short enough at just two syllables, and any nicknames just takes away from its loveliness IMO.

Essa Says:


Not the Corinne I know, she's -een.

Zelliew Says:


Yes -that's right

Jinxgirl Says:


I knew a Corin once. I like Corinne, it looks and sounds pretty, but it makes me think of Corinne Foxworth from the VC Andrews books

Periberry Says:


so it's -in instead of -een right ?

sirens_sam Says:


I love the name with the "in' ending

csd267 Says:


I live in Virginia and this name is actually fairly common here. I know three Corinne's off the top of my head. Although, one spells it Korinne.

Rachel Says:


We named our daughter Corinne last year (shes 10 months now) and we ALWAYS get comments on how beautiful and 'unique' her name is. Actually, I love her name so much and how uncommon it is, it is really making picking a 'back up name' for a potential second daughter impossible.

Orchid_Lover Says:


Just noticed this interesting tidbit: It has ranged between #243 and #840 every year on the SSA list. So that's consistent, low usage. An underused classic of sorts. I'll have to ponder using this name more seriously because that is the "sweet spot, in my opinion, as far as popularity/lack of trendiness is concerned. I do think it is quite pretty and never even knew some people pronounce it with an "EEN" ending.

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


I have to disagree with Nameberry. The ending pronounced as -in sounds like a boys name. Although the -een ending does sound a little dated.

kitchi1 Says:


If I didn't have a relative named Korynne, I'd definitely use 'Corinne' in a heartbeat! Very beautiful name.