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Cornelia meaning and name origin

Cornelia \c(o)-rne-lia, cor-nelia\ as a girl's name is pronounced kor-NEEL-yah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Cornelia is "horn". Feminine form of the Roman family name Cornelius. It was borne in the second century BC by the devoted mother of revolutionary reformers Tiberius and Gaius. She was considered as an example of the ideal Roman woman, and the name is still sometimes given in honour of her.

Cornelia has 26 variant forms: Cor, Cornalia, Corneelija, Cornela, Cornelija, Cornelya, Corelie, Cornella, Cornelle, Cornie, Korneelia, Korneelya, Kornelia, Kornelija, Kornelya, Neel, Neeltje, Neely, Nel, Nela, Nelia, Nell, Nella, Nellie, Nelly and Nila.

For more information, see also the related name Carna.

Baby names that sound like Cornelia are Carnyella, Carniella and Carniela.

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Popularity of Cornelia

Cornelia is a very popular first name for women (#709 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#38329 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).

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Popularity of name Cornelia
Popularity of Cornelia