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What does Coral mean?

Coral Pronunciation of Coral [coral] 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.

Creative forms:
(female) Corcal, Corla, ..

(male) Coralt, Corcal, ..

Middle name pairings:
Coral Amal (C.A.), ..

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)

Coral entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its highest rank of #635 in the U.S. then, and is at #1229 currently. (2015 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.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Crystal (#550 in 2015), Coraline (#576), Coralie (#1924) and Coralee are the prominent variation forms of Coral (#1229 in 2015) listed in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Coral reached its highest 35 years ago (usage of 1.2%) and is now much reduced (usage 0.1%, down 94.4%), 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.