The name Cora is of Greek origin and means "Heart, Maiden." The origin is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word--the language in which it most appears.
Nicknames for the name Cora include Core and Corazon. Cora is another name for the Greek goddess Persephone.
Cat Cora is a famous chef. Cora Walton is the original name of singer Koko Taylor. Tom Cora is an American cellist.
Fictional Coras include Cora Crowley from television's Downton Abbey, Cora Munro from Last of the Mohicans and on Once Upon a Time, Cora is aptly the name of the Queen of Hearts.