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Cornelius meaning and name origin
Cornelius \c(o)-rne-lius, cor-nelius\ as a boy's 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.
For more information, see also the related name Kornel.
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Popularity of Cornelius
Cornelius is a very popular first name for males (#461 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1762 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
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