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Boy Name: Cornelius

Name: Cornelius
Pronunciation: \c(o)-rne-lius, cor-nelius\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: horn
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Kornel
Sounds Like: Kornelisz, Carnell, Carnelle, Cornwallis, Kornell
Variant forms: Con, Connie, Cornall, Cornel, Corneille, Cornelio, Cornelious, Cornell, Cornelus, Corney, Cornilius, Kornelious, Kornelis, Kornelius, Neal, Neel, Neil, Neely
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 461
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 1762

Description

Cornelius \c(o)-rne-lius, cor-nelius\ as a boy's name is pronounced kor-NEEL-yus. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Cornelius is "horn". A famous Latin clan name, often used under the Roman Empire. Biblical: Cornelius was a Roman centurion who was baptized by Peter. Also the name of a third-century pope who is venerated as a saint. Railroad millionaire Cornelius Vanderbilt.

Cornelius has 18 variant forms: Con, Connie, Cornall, Cornel, Corneille, Cornelio, Cornelious, Cornell, Cornelus, Corney, Cornilius, Kornelious, Kornelis, Kornelius, Neal, Neel, Neil and Neely.

For more information, see also the related name Kornel.

Baby names that sound like Cornelius are Kornelisz, Carnell, Carnelle, Cornwallis and Kornell.

View a list of the 4 names that reference Cornelius.

Popularity

Cornelius is a very popular first name for men (#461 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#1762 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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