What does Coral mean?
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.
Related girl name: Crystal.Kreatif forms: Caral, Cocal, Corallie. [more]
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. Census)
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, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Crystal (#477 2 years ago) and Coraline (#630) are the prominent variation forms of Coral listed in the Top 1000. Adoption of these forms of Coral reached its highest during 1980-1989 (usage of 0.3263%) and is almost as conventional today (usage 0.2977%, down 8.8%), but with the form Coral becoming less in vogue. Crystal is a perennial favorite, although Coraline appears to be gaining popularity too. Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Coral and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)