What does Coral mean?
Coral \c(o)-ral\ 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.
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 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 reached its highest rank of #635 in the U.S. then, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
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 1980-1989 (usage of 0.3263%) and is almost as widespread today (usage 0.2977%, down 8.8%), 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)