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Meaning and name origin

Coral \c(o)-ral\ as a girl's name is pronounced KOR-ul. It is of Latin origin. From "corallium", the Latin word for the semiprecious natural sea growth, often deep pink to red in color. In Hebrew, the word means "fate, destiny, luck". Late 19th-century coinage. Actress Coral Browne.


Variations

Coral has 13 variant forms: Coralee, Coralena, Coralie, Coraline, Corallina, Coralline, Coraly, Coralyn, Coralyne, Koral, Korall, Koralie and Koralline.

For more information, see also the related girl name Crystal.


Popularity

Coral is a very popular first name for females (#1591 out of 4276, Top 37%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#52377 out of 88799, Top 59%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Coral for girls. Coral reached its highest rank of #635 in the U.S. in 1880-1889 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Coral name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Coral outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Coral and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Crystal (#477), Coraline (#630) and Coral. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Coral, Coraline, Crystal in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Coral, Crystal outside U.S.


Similar Names

Coral is also pronounced similarly to Carel, Carol and Caryl. Other suggested similar baby names are Cora, Coralia and Corly. These names tend to be less commonly used than Coral.

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