Coretta: baby girl name popularity and meaning


An English variation of the Greek name Cora, meaning “maiden,” your little Coretta will be strong and smart and fierce and all the qualities that any good maiden should possess.


Etta, Retta, Cory, Corrie.

Famous people named Coretta:

Civil rights activist and widow of Martin Luther King, Jr., Coretta Scott King; basketball player Coretta Brown.

Fun facts:

Coretta is also the name of a champion thoroughbred horse who won over half a million dollars in competitions; her foals are named Shared Dreams and Civil Rights.

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