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Many of the names of things/characters on the grid are references to various things/people related to computers, like Zuse after Konrad Zuse and Alan Bradley after Alan Kay.

Is there a computer-related reference in Quorra's name that I'm missing?

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Actually I think TRON is in reference to a command that some micros used to have "way back when". You could turn tracing (displaying a list of line numbers being executed) off and on with the TRON and TROFF commands. TRON would then be "TRace ON" - which was in line with what TRON's original purpose was - watchdogging the system, including the MCP. –  David Feb 19 '13 at 16:04
    
cuore is italian for heart. quorra is not an Italian word and it doesn't sound like one, the combination of letters being rather atypical. –  Francesco Feb 19 '13 at 18:44
    
It's a bit of a stretch, but how about an incorrect conjugation of Quorum? So in that context, the character Quorra would be something like the representative of all ISOs...? –  Izkata Feb 20 '13 at 3:54
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@David: Your claim is false; the history of the character is detailed with an interview with Lisberger on the DVDs. –  user1030 Feb 20 '13 at 13:58

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The name Quorra is not known to have any significance related to the computer world.

This could be explained by the fact that, according to the TRON: Betrayal comic book, ISOs pick their own names :

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