What does Cornell mean?
Cornell [cor-nell] as a boys' 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.
(male) Conell, Cunell, ..
(female) Middle name pairings:
Cornell Kellan (C.K.), ..
How popular is Cornell?
Cornell is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#787 out of 1220, Top 64%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#1566 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Cornell was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its top rank of #527 in the U.S. during 1950-1959, but is not listed currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Cornell are Cornel and Cornelius (#1204 the previous year). Other variants, like Kornelis, are seldom used. These relations of Cornell were favored by parents during 1880-1889 (median #1382) and have become significantly less common since (#1734, ▼90%), with the version Cornelius becoming less stylish.
Cornell is alike in pronunciation to Carnell, Carnelle, Kornel and Kornell. Other recommended names are Arnell, Burnell, Cardell, Carmel, Carmeli, Carmello, Carmelo▲, Carvell, Codell, Conall, Connell, Cordell, Cordelle, Coryell, Covell, Cromwell, Curtell, Darnell▼, Donell, Donnell▼, Dorrell, Farnell, Gorrell, Jordell, Jorell, Jorrell, Kordell, Larnell, Lonell, Lonnell, Lornell (see Lorne), Morell, Morrell, Norvell, Norwell, Parnell, Pernell, Ronell, Ronnell, Sorrell and Vernell. These names tend to be less frequently used than Cornell.