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What does Coral mean?

Coral /cor-al/ as a girls' name is pronounced KOR-ul. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Coral is "coral".

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.

Associated with: semiprecious (precious), sea, deep (black), fate (life), luck (star), 19th century


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

Related girl name: Crystal.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Coralla, Corla, ..

(male) Coralt, Corcal, ..

How popular is Coral?

Coral is a very popular first name for women (#1591 out of 4276, Top 37%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#31621 out of 150436, Top 21%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Coral for girls. Coral entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its highest rank of #635 in the U.S. then, and is at #1186 currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Coral name in U.S.

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

Crystal (#477 in 2014), Coraline (#630), Coralie and Coralee are the prominent variation forms of Coral (#1186 in 2014) listed in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Coral reached its highest 34 years ago (usage of 1.2%) and is now much reduced (usage 0.1%, down 94.7%), with the form Crystal going out of style. Coraline is the most contemporarily stylish birth name among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Coral, Coralee, Coralie, 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, Cariel, Carol, Carole, Caroll, Carrol, Caryl, Caryle, Caryll, Karel, Karol, Karyl and Keryl. Other suggested similar names are Aural, Cal, Cara, Carah, Cera, Cira, Clora, Coel, Cor, Cora, Corabel, Coralia, Coralin, Cordi, Cordy, Coree, Coren, Corey, Cori, Corie, Corin, Corly, Corri, Corry, Corva, Cory, Coryn, Cyra, Cyrah, Jaral, Meral and Rosal. These names tend to be less commonly used than Coral.