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Gender: F Origin of Coraline: Literary name; variation of Coral and Coralie Coraline's Popularity in 2013: #714

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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, parents seem to be loving this literary choice -- it rose 110 spots between 2012 and 2013. The last syllable rhymes with wine and mine.

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Coraline is the titular heroine of a Neil Gaiman story (also made into a movie)