Coraline Name Meaning & Origin
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.
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Cora, Corrie, Lina, Liney, Linny, CoCo, C.C., Coral, Corali
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Elaborate form of Coral.
In the case of the Neil Gaiman novel, Coraline started out as a mistype of Caroline. Gaiman "...loved the name -- the way it was like, but not like, the name Caroline, the way it reflected, that it was about coral, which is both beautiful and hard and hidden..."
Gaiman thought that he invented the name until he found it on an antique peice of sheet music after the book was published.
Pronounced: COR-ə-line or COR-ə-leen.
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Coraline - a children's novel by Neil Gaiman.
Coraline is a 2009 animated stop-motion 3-D fantasy film based on Neil Gaiman's 2002 novella Coraline.