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Gender: Female Meaning of Kore: "maiden" Origin of Kore: Greek

The name Kore is a girl's name meaning "maiden". Kore and is often added to lists like Mythology Girl Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "CAF Adoption Style!".

From the experts:

Kore is the original Greek form of the modern Cora, a name that's heading straight for the top of the charts in the English-speaking world. Kore was an alternate name for Persephone, goddess of the underworld. Spelling the name Kore may tip it toward the short form Kory or Korey.

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Pop Culture References for the name Kore

Kore, character on TV's "Spartacus: War of the Damned"
Kore, Greek word meaning "maiden" and epithet for Persephone, goddess of the underworld and spring


QuxxnAphrosephone Says:


A name Persephone was also known as :)

thorn144 Says:


Actually, this is a Greek word meaning "maiden"

nipnerb Says:


C'mon! Work that Kore!