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Cornell meaning and name origin
Cornell \c(o)-rne-ll, cor-nell\ as a boy's name is of French origin. Medieval vernacular form of Cornelius. In modern use, it usually represents a transferred use of the surname. Cornell University, in Ithaca NY, was founded by 19th-century telegraph pioneer Ezra Cornell. He was for a while the largest stockholder in Western Union.
Cornell has 3 variant forms: Cornall, Cornel and Corney.
Baby names that sound like Cornell are Carnell and Kornell.
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Popularity of Cornell
Cornell is a somewhat popular first name for men (#787 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#1577 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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