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Cordelia meaning and name origin
Cordelia \c(o)-rde-lia, cor-delia\ as a girl's name is pronounced kor-DEEL-yah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Cordelia is "heart". Probably from Cordula. Literary: in "King Lear" (1605), Shakespeare portrays Cordelia as a lovable, virtuous woman of rare honesty. He may have adopted the name from Cordeilla, the form used in his source, "Holinshed's Chronicles" (1577).
Cordelia has 16 variant forms: Cordelie, Cordella, Cordelle, Cordey, Cordi, Cordia, Cordie, Cordy, Creiddylad, Delia, Delie, Della, Kodelia, Kordelia, Kordella and Kordelle.
Baby names that sound like Cordelia are Cordulla, Kordulla and Kordula.
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Popularity of Cordelia
Cordelia is a very popular first name for women (#1327 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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