Coraline is a baby girl’s name of French origin. Coraline means “coral” and possibly “maiden”. Coraline might not be a brand new name but it was a very uncommon given name until the film based on Neil Gaiman’s novel “Coraline” helped it reach the top 1000 names. Previously Coraline was almost exclusively a nickname.
Meaning of the name Coraline:
French: coral, maiden
Origin of the name Coraline:
Coraline is a French girl’s name that means “coral”. It may also mean “maiden”. Coraline is a diminutive of the name Coral and also, rarely, Cora.
Symbolism of the name Coraline:
Coral is the symbol of immortality because it is a living organism. Coral is also a symbol of happiness, modesty, and wisdom. Coral has been used in traditional folk medicine practices in many cultures over the years.
Style of the name Coraline:
Gender of the name Coraline:
Coraline is a girl's name.
Pronunciation of the name Coraline:
KAWR-ə-lien (English), KAW-RA-LEEN (French)
Number of syllables in the name Coraline:
Emotion evoked from the name Coraline:
Coraline evokes feelings of happiness and adventure.
Alternative spellings for the name Coraline:
Coralyne, Coralinn, Koraline, Koralyne
Nicknames for the name Coraline:
Popularity of the name Coraline:
According to the Social Security Administration, Coraline is a recently popular girl’s name. Coraline first appeared in the top 1000 baby names in 2012 and was #643 as of 2020.
Related names for the name Coraline:
Great middle names for the name Coraline and their meanings:
- Shay (stately, gift)
- Helene (bright, shining)
- Marcy (Mars, god of war)
- Evelyn (desired, water)
- Alexandra (defending men)
- Sylvie (from the forest)
- Esme (beloved)
- Savina (from Sabin)
- Rosaire (rosary)
- Aurelia (the golden one)
- Elspeth (pledged to God)
Famous people with the name Coraline:
Coralines in popular culture:
- Coraline Jones (literature, “Coraline” by Neil Gaiman”)
- Coraline Duvall (television, “Moonlight”)
- Coraline (opera, “Le toréador” by Adolphe Adam)