Coral is used to describe the hard skeleton left behind by marine polyps that forms a larger structure like a reef or an atoll. The name comes from Ancient Greek korallion (coral)of uncertain etymology though it could be derived from a Semitic source, from Hebrew goral (small pebble) or Arabic garal (small stone). Coral also refers to a pinkish, orange and red color, as well as something used to make jewelry. Although it’s often listed as a female name I can see it as a unisex name.

Origin: Semitic



  • Koral (English)
  • Koralia (Greek)
  • Coralia (Romanian, Spanish, Italian)
  • Corália (Portuguese)
  • Coralie (French)
  • Coralee (English)
  • Koraljka (Croatian)


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