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What does Coral mean?

Coral \c(o)-ral\ as a girls' 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.


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

For more on this name, see also the related girl name Crystal.


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

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Coral for girls. Coral reached its highest rank of #635 in the U.S. then, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Crystal (#477 in 2014) and Coraline (#630) are the prominent variation forms of Coral listed in the Top 1000. Adoption of these girl names reached its highest during the years 1980-1989 and is almost as widespread today, but with the form Coral becoming less in vogue. Coraline (#630) and Crystal (#477) are two of the more contemporarily stylish birth names among these. Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Coral and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Coral is alike in pronunciation 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.