Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. KAWR-ə-lien(English) KAW-RA-LEEN(French)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Created by the French composer Adolphe Adam for one of the main characters in his opera Le Toréador (1849). He probably based it on the name Coralie. It was also used by the author Neil Gaiman for the young heroine in his novel Coraline (2002). Gaiman has stated that in this case the name began as a typo of Caroline.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesKoraljka(Croatian) Coral(English) Koralia(Greek) Koralia(Late Greek) Coral(Spanish)


People think this name is

youthful   formal   upper class   natural   wholesome   refined   strange   serious  


Entry updated June 9, 2023