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What does Kornelis mean?

Kornelis Pronunciation of Kornelis [ko-r-nelis] as a boys' name is a Latin name, and Kornelis means "horn". Kornelis is a version of Cornelius (Latin): from "cornu".


Kornelis has 5 variants: Cornelious, Cornelus, Cornilius, Kornelious and Kornelius.

3 more alternative forms via Cornelius: Cornel, Cornelio and Cornell.

Creative forms:
(male) Kernelis, Kernnelis, ..

(female) Kornelza, Kornelzie, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kornelis Alexander (K.A.), ..

How popular is Kornelis?

Kornelis is an uncommon given name for men but a somewhat popular surname for all people (#140756 out of 150436, Top 94%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Cornel, Cornelious, Cornelius (#1204 via latest list) and Cornell are the prominent related forms of Kornelis (not ranked). Other forms, like Cornelus, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Kornelis was more pronounced among parents during the years 1880-1889 (median #1210) and is now significantly less, with the version Cornelius becoming less stylish. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Kornelis is alike in pronunciation to Kornelisz. Other recommended names are Artemis, Bernis, Boris, Borris, Burnis, Colis, Collis, Cornwallis, Enneis, Fidelis, Genesis, Gennesis (see Genesis), Ginesis (see Genesis), Hollis, Ioanis, Ioannis, Jenesis, Jennesis, Joris, Kaelin, Karel, Karlens, Karli, Karlin, Karlos, Karmel, Karmeli, Karmelli (see Karmel), Karmello, Karmelo, Karney, Karolik (see Charles), Karrel, Keelie, Keelin, Kenedi, Kenelm, Kenlie, Kennelm (see Kenelm), Kevis, Kinnell, Kinslie, Kirillos, Kirklie (see Kirkley), Kirklin, Klemenis (see Klemens), Konner, Korbin, Kordale, Kordel, Kordell, Kordelle, Koren, Koresh, Korey, Kori, Korin, Kornel, Kornell, Korrey (see Kory), Korrin, Kortes, Kortez, Kostis, Kris, Kurtis, Kyrell, Lornell (see Lorne), Moris, Morris, Norris, Trevis, Vangelis and Yoelvis. These names tend to be more frequently used than Kornelis.

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