What does Cornel mean?
Cornel [cor-nel] as a name for boys has its roots in Latin and French, and the meaning of the name Cornel is "horn". Cornel is an alternate form of Cornelius (Latin): from "cornu". Cornel is also a form of Cornell (French).
Cornel has 1 variant: Cornall.Creative forms:
(male) Cobnel, Covnel, ..
(female) Corne, .. Middle name pairings:
Cornel Jonas (C.J.), ..
How popular is Cornel?
Cornel is a rare given name for males but a somewhat popular surname for all people (#79958 out of 150436, Top 53%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Cornel was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its top position of #1515 in the U.S. during 1950-1959, but is not listed at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Cornel are Cornelius (#1204 in recent rankings), Cornell, Connie and Con. Usage of these forms of Cornel was common during the years 1880-1889 (average #1368) and is now significantly reduced, with forms such as Cornelius becoming somewhat dated.
Cornel is pronounced similarly to Carnell, Carnelle, Kornel and Kornell. Other suggested similar names are Arnel, Borne, Burnel (see Burnell), Carel, Carmel, Carmeli, Carmelo▲, Carne, Carney, Carvel, Conal, Coney, Connal, Connell, Conner, Corben, Corbet, Cordell, Coree (see Corey), Coren, Corey▼, Corie, Corley, Correy, Cortes, Cortez, Cortney, Coryell, Counsel, Coyne, Darnel, Donnel, Doriel, Dorrel, Jorel, Jorrel, Kordel, Lorne, Lornell (see Lorne), Moriel, Morrel, Norvel, Parnel, Poriel, Ronel, Sorel, Sorrel and Torkel. These names tend to be more frequently used than Cornel.See names in meaning and etymology.