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What does Cordell mean?

Cordell Pronunciation of Cordell [cordell] as a boys' name is pronounced kor-DEL. It is of English and Old French origin, and the meaning of Cordell is "cord maker". Football player Kordell Stewart.

Associated with: maker (occupational).


Cordell has 7 variants: Cord, Cordale, Cordas, Corday, Cordelle, Kordell and Kordelle.

2 more alternative forms via Kordell: Kordale and Kordel.

Creative forms:
(male) Corell, Kodell, ..


Middle name pairings:
Cordell Gannon (C.G.), ..

How popular is Cordell?

Cordell is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#1116 out of 1220, Top 91%) and an even more prominent surname for all people (#3708 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Cordell was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its peak position of #531 in the U.S. in 1998, and is presently at #1342. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cordell name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cordell outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Cordell (#1342 in 2015) are Kordell and Cord. These forms of Cordell were favored as birth names in 1998 (median #1124) and are now much less conventional (#1780, 77%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cordell, Cord, Kordell in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cordell and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Cordell is alike in pronunciation to Cardell and Cardelle. Other suggested similar names are Ardell, Caddell, Cadell, Carnell, Carvell, Clydell, Codell, Connell, Cordero, Cornall, Cornel, Cornell, Coryell, Covell, Curtell, Dorrell, Gardell, Gorrell, Jordell, Jorell, Jorrell, Kornell, Lornell (see Lorne), Morell, Morrell, Norvell, Norwell, Rodell, Sorrell, Verdell, Vondell and Wardell. These names tend to be less commonly used than Cordell.

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