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What does Kornel mean?

Kornel Pronunciation of Kornel [ko-r-nel] as a boys' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Kornel is "like a horn". Variant of Cornelius. From a Latin clan name, and often used during the Roman Empire. Painter Kees Van Dongen.

Associated with: clan (surname), roman, empire (king).


Kornel has 4 variants: Kees, Kornelisz, Kornelius and Kornell.

7 more relations via Cornelius: Cornall, Cornel, Cornelio, Cornell, Cornelus, Corney and Kornelis.

Creative forms:
(male) Karnel, Korkel, ..

(female) Kormel, Korna, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kornel Braylen (K.B.), ..

How popular is Kornel?

Kornel is an uncommon given name for males. Kornel is a rare last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Cornelius (#1204 in 2015), Cornell and Cornel are the popular varying forms of Kornel (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Kornelis, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Kornel was widespread a century ago (median #1382) and is now much lower (#1734, 90.4% less usage), with the version Cornelius going out of style. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cornel, Cornelius, Cornell in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kornel and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Kornel is alike in pronunciation to Carnell. Other recommended names are Arnel, Borne, Burnel (see Burnell), Darnel, Donnel, Doriel, Dorrel, Jorel, Jorrel, Karel, Karmel, Karmeli, Karmelo, Karney, Karrel, Konner, Kordel, Kordell, Koren, Korey, Korrey (see Kory), Kortes, Kortez, Lorne, Lornell (see Lorne), Moriel, Morrel, Norvel, Parnel, Poriel, Ronel, Sorel, Sorrel and Torkel. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kornel.

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