Meaning and name origin
Coral \c(o)-ral\ as a girl's 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.
For more information, see also the related girl name Crystal.
Coral is a very popular first name for females (#1591 out of 4276, Top 37%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#52377 out of 88799, Top 59%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Coral for girls. Coral reached its highest rank of #635 in the U.S. in 1880-1889 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Coral and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Crystal (#477), Coraline (#630) and Coral. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).