What does Cornelius mean?
Cornelius /cor-neli-us/ [4 sylls.] as a boys' name is pronounced kor-NEEL-yus. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Cornelius is "horn".
From "cornu". A famous Latin clan name, often used under the Roman Empire. Biblical: Cornelius was a Roman centurion who was baptized by Peter. Also the name of a third-century pope who is venerated as a saint. Railroad millionaire Cornelius Vanderbilt.
Affiliated boy name: Kornel.
Cornelius has 1 feminine form: Cornelia.Kreatif forms: Carnelius, Conelius, Corneliusci. [more]
How popular is Cornelius?
Cornelius is a very prominent first name for males (#461 out of 1220, Top 38%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#1699 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Cornelius for boys. Cornelius reached its highest rank of #149 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not in the list currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Cornelius and corresponding names. Popular varying forms of Cornelius are Neil (#655 in 2014), Neal, Cornell, Cornelious and Connie. Usage of these boy names reached its highest during 1940-1949 (usage of 0.4917%) and has become much less since (usage 0.0575%, 88.3% less), with forms like Neil, Connie, Cornelious, Cornell and Neal becoming somewhat dated. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)