What does Coral mean?
Coral \c(o)-ral\ as a girls' 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 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 a slightly less popular surname for all people (#52377 out of 88799, Top 59%). (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 the years 1980-1989 and is almost as widespread today, 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)