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Gender: F Pronunciation: CO-ruh-line; Core-uh-line Origin of Coraline: Diminutive of Coral Coraline's Popularity in 2014: #630

Coraline may not be original to Neil Gaiman's wonderful book of the same name, but it might as well be. Gaiman's young heroine Coraline Jones is constantly called Caroline but as a name Coraline is more distinctive and has a more mysterious feel. The 2002 novel Coraline was made into a 2009 animated film voiced by Dakota Fanning and nominated for an Academy Award. Currently, US parents seem to be loving this literary choice -- it rose almost 200 spots between 2012 and 2014. However, only 6 baby girls got this name in England and Wales, putting it well outside the top 2000.

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Coraline is the titular heroine of a Neil Gaiman story and its 2009 film adaptation

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