Its source is goral, a Hebrew name meaning "Fate, destiny, luck or chance."
The name Coral ranked 1591st in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
Though this name appears on the 1990 U.S. Census lists, it is used by only a small percentage of the general population.
This name can be traced to two different sources. It is derived from the corallium, the Latin word for the pink calcarous substance found in warm oceans. In Hebrew, the word means fate, destiny, chance or luck.