Could Cora names be the next big thing?
For a while, it was the Lily names everywhere, from Lily to Lillianna.
Way back in 2015, I suggested the names would catch on. Why?
- The Downton Abbey effect. The graceful, gorgeous, kind-hearted Countess of Grantham answers to Cora, a name I fall in love with more with every passing season.
- The hundred-year rule. Conventional wisdom holds that it takes about a century for a popular name to fade, and then feel fresh again to a new generation of parents. Cora peaked in the nineteenth century and remained in the US Top 100 through 1912. If that’s the mark, then Cora’s comeback is right on schedule.
- The numbers confirm it. 2005 marks the year that Cora’s rise began. The name has gained steadily, entering the Top 100 in 2015, and now standing at #83. In other words? Lots of parents love Cora, and some are looking for similar-but-different alternatives.
- March Madness Baby Names 2014. Okay, I’m not sure that the winners of the annual baby names tourney has any meaning. But Cora did carry the day in 2014.
Enough about why Cora could be big. Assuming this name continues to climb, what are the just-slightly-different Cora names to consider?