Coral Name Meaning & Origin

Coral

Pronunciation: KOHR-əl (key)

Origin of the name Coral:

Derived from the vocabulary word coral which refers to the pinkish calcareous skeletons secreted by marine polyps which are used in jewelry making.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Coral: | Edit

I hated my name when I was young. Now I appreciate its uniqueness; it is definitely not a common name. I have only met one other person with it in my lifetime and I just turned 50. I really enjoy having an uncommon name, and I am often told it is pretty.

Carlo, Carol and Coral are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

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Cori, Cora, Cor, Co-Co, Coral reef

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Coral (born Coralie) Browne, Australian actress and wit, and last wife of Vincent Price.

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Coral was the name of Nemo's mother in "Finding Nemo."

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