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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Coral
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Coral in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Coral:
Records indicate that 1,078 girls in the United States have been named Coral since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1992, when 192 people in the U.S. were given the name Coral. Those people are now 28 years old.
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Comments about the name Coral
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15 Positive Comments
"My name is Coral and I love my name. It is super unique and I could never imagine myself with another name. My name gets mistaken for Carol sometimes but that?s okay. Whenever I meet new people they sometimes say ?what a beautiful name? or ?I love your name? and it makes me feel special." Mar. 25, 2020:
"It took me 40 years to learn to love my name. It is unique and beautiful. I deal with the frustration that I'm sure most other Corals deal with...the misspelling, mispronunciation, and the common malapropism "Crystal" and "Opal"." Dec. 3, 2018:
"I love my name. It's super cool. Like the ocean. Lol people always call me reef." Feb. 22, 2017:
"Called my only daughter Coral (co-rl),having known 2 others, and she likes it! Our family has a tradition for "gems" with Ruby,Beryl,Amber,Jade and Coral over 4 generations." Nov. 4, 2016:
"My name is coral and I have had many years of searching for other corals and it's amazing to know that I am not the only one named coral I truly think this name is beautiful people often mistaked my first and middle of the girl from poltergeist coral Ann.... Carol Ann I get compliments day to day thank you everybody for letting me know I'm not the only coral" Jan. 13, 2016:
"I have only met a few women with the same name. More than most people without the name lol. I love it! I get Carol a lot and lots of "is your middle name reef?", but its so unique and pretty. Most people love the name" Aug. 25, 2015:
"My new GREAT Granddaughter was born 12-15
I love the name- because it is different.
My first Great Granddaughter is Melody Jo.
my name is JoAnne- its an honor to have these beautiful girls in my life." Apr. 13, 2015:
"Coral is my name! I absolutely love it, i wanted to change it to a different name but then i realized how unique i am for having this name. I love it when people scream down the hall and say "sup Reef" they make jokes about my name but doesn't affect me. :) i am nicknamed Cora. (Which my family and friends call me) but most prefer to say Coral. I get a lot of compliments and never get dirty jokes. Btw to all you people who say it's not a name, then how did everyone else come up with Samantha and Debbie and all those names. :)" Nov. 23, 2014:
"I LOVE it! Growing up I always said I would name my daughter Coral. In February of 2014 I got the opportunity too. Its fits her so well:) I am mixed bacK AND White and Corals dad is white. She is beautiful with amazing steel blue eyes and her name is Coral I just love it and her:)))" Aug. 21, 2014:
"Coral is my middle name and I love it! It was actually supposed to be 'Carol', after my godmother, but when the nurse wrote it down she accidentally switched the "o" and the "a", so I ended up with Coral, which I love so much more! It's unique and goes beautifully with my last name "Rose". I plan on passing it down :)" Jul. 18, 2009:
"I love this name for my daughter who is 5. I think the name is so fitting since she has the beautiful red hair to go with the name. Yes it is always mispronounced. But she has an original name as do all my children :>" Oct. 28, 2008:
"My name is Coral and it is almost always mispelled or misprounounced. There are names such as "Carol, Corol, Corul." one time i even got called Carl.
I really love having this name because no one else has it. it makes me feel special =)" Dec. 14, 2006:
"My name is Coralie - and I am aware that it of French derivation. It is often mispelt, and regualarly shortened to Coral." Sep. 16, 2006:
"I always get complements and you feel very unique without doubt. :>" Mar. 27, 2006:
"My sister is called Coral. Everyone always mistakes it for Carol. I love the name it's unique." Mar. 8, 2006:
1 Negative Comment
"My Names Coral and i adore it... I feel.. different and unique and whenever i see something the colour Coral i feel like i must buy it... I do get picked on for my name..
People often laugh and call me Coral Reef and i have heard people say it a million times however i don't care i believe Coral is the nicest name ever." Jun. 15, 2010:
10 Neutral Comments
"My name is Coral Rose and I have disliked my name since I was a child. I hated all the 'coral reef' jokes and even now at the age of 72 would consider changing it. Whatever possessed my mother to call me Coral I will never know. I do not like the name Coral, and never will." May. 12, 2019:
"Named my daughter Coral in 2008 we live in FL and we actually named her Coral because that's what we thought of painting her room before she was born but then it clicked as a name instead. I love it because nobody she knows has the same name and she probably will never meet a Coral in her lifetime! Unique for sure." Nov. 24, 2018:
"I love my name it makes me me. And I have some of the best coral reef jokes EVER! My motheer told me that she named me coral because of a princess she new when she was younger. Apparently her family was ran out of its country by a bigger more popular place. She said that this was one of the most beautiful, and nicest and wises person she new. I love that this was the case. All though she was cursed with cancer she lived a wonderful life and was proud to be who she was.❤️" Nov. 6, 2018:
"Beautiful spanish classic, nature name, color name, short, hippie-ish, Coco as a nickname... It is perfect!
Noa Coral nn Coco will be my girl ❤" Jun. 16, 2018:
"My name is Coral. I never liked it but it's grown on me. I'd like it more if I lived in Maui, then I'd fit right in." Nov. 12, 2016:
"My daughter is named Coral she was born in 2008 and she loves her name because she has not yet met another Coral and probably will never in her lifetime! I truly believe the most beautiful people are named Coral inside and out." Mar. 28, 2015:
"My name is Coral and I have spent my life correcting people that it is not Carol. I have had people tell me that I misspelled my name when I signed something. I grew up when everyone was Debbie or Cathy and unusual names were looked down on. I have only met one other woman with my name and that was 20 years ago. Now that unusual names are more accepted, I get a lot of compliments on my name and don't hate it so much." Feb. 2, 2013:
"My name is Coral and I couldn't be happier. It is so unique, and it's nice to be the only Coral in my city. Everyone knows me! Everyone compliments me. My job requires me to call people all day, and I get at least 10 compliments a day on the name. It is a beautiful name :)" Feb. 28, 2009:
"I quite like this name. It reminds me of a sunny South Sea location. There's also a French fancy form, Coralie (pronounced Coral-ee) that I think sometimes gets mangled outside France into Cora-Lee. I don't like Cora at all." Dec. 22, 2007:
"this is my sisters name, i love it as its so pretty and unique! its hard to find gifts and named notebooks etc!" Jan. 24, 2006:
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