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What does Cornwallis mean?

Cornwallis Pronunciation of Cornwallis [corn-wal-lis] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Cornwallis is "man from Cornwall". Surname used as a given name in the 19th century. Famous English general in the revolutionary War George Cornwallis lost the battle of Yorktown to Washington and Lafayette, but was later more successful putting down other colonial rebellions in India and Ireland.

Associated with: old english, surname, 19th century, famous, ireland (gaelic).


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Cornwallis Uriah (C.U.), ..

How popular is Cornwallis?

Cornwallis is an uncommonly occurring given name for males and an equivalently unusual last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Cornwallis has yet to make it into the Top 2000 so far. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Callis, Callys, Carnell, Carnelle, Carswell, Colis, Collie, Collin, Collins, Collis, Conal, Conall, Conlin, Connal, Connell, Consalvo, Conway, Cordale, Cordas, Cordell, Cordelle, Corless, Corliss, Cornall, Corneille, Cornel, Cornelio, Cornelious, Cornelius, Cornell, Cornelus, Cornilius, Corwan, Corwin, Coryell, Cowal, Crandall, Crowell, Cyrillus, Dallis, Hollis, Kornelis, Tallis and Wallis. These names tend to be more commonly used than Cornwallis.

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