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Gender: Female Pronunciation: CO-ruh-line; Core-uh-line Origin of Coraline: Diminutive of Coral Coraline's Popularity in 2017: #586

The name Coraline is a girl's name . Coraline is ranked #586 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Girl Baby Names Moving Up Fast and discussed in our forums with posts like "15 daughters CAF".

From the experts:

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.

The number of baby girls named Caroline increased by a factor of 100 between 2007 and 2017 -- going from 5 to over 500 in a decade.

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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