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Gender: F Pronunciation: CO-ruh-line; Core-uh-line Origin of Coraline: Diminutive of Coral Coraline's Popularity in 2016: #602

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 more than spots between 2012 and 2016. However, only 11 baby girls got this name in England and Wales, putting it outside the top 2000.

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Famous People Named Coraline

Coraline Hugue, French skier
Coraline Mae Bemis (b. 2015), daughter of musicians Max and Sherri DuPree Bemis

Pop Culture References for the name Coraline

"Coraline," novel by Neil Gaiman, 2009 film, and its main character
Coraline Duvall, vampire on TV's "Moonlight"
Coraline, character in opera "Le toréador" by Adolphe Adam