Korinna or Corinna is a female Greek name, which, opposite to what many people believe, comes from the ancient years.
Korinna is an ancient Greek name given to a lyric poet of the 5th century BC. It derives from the Greek word kori which means maiden.
Sound of name Korinna: Ko-reé-nah
Male Version of name Korinna: Korinnos (not in use)
Nameday of Korinna: June 13th
Origin of name Korinna – Agia Kori
Name Korinna does not actually have a nameday referring to the name as we know it. If you check the Greek Orthodox Calendar you will find Agia Kori (St Kori).
Agia Kori is a region at the feet of Mt Olympus, named after a woman who lived in Epirus during the Turkish occupancy. A Turk wanted to take this girl to his harem, but someone from her village notified her and she took an icon of Virgin Mary with Christ and left to the mountains to escape from Turks.
Walking, Kori arrived at the foot of Mt Olympus and lived in the nature for a while, but she died soon from hunger and cold. People who found her built a small chapel and named it Agia Kori (which translates to saint maiden} to honor the poor girl.
The Orthodox Church celebrates the memory of Agia Kori and thus the nameday of Korinna on June 13th.
Nicknames deriving from name Korinna
Korinna doesn’t have any nicknames or diminutives; in some cases you might hear name Ina as a diminutive of Korinna.
The Names’ Fairy reveals the meaning of name Korinna
Korinna is a modern woman both in her way of thinking and her outfit. She is a very independent woman and does not want to commit easily to a man or family. Usually she chooses a profession that has to do with meeting people.