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Girl Name: Cordelia

Name: Cordelia
Pronunciation: \c(o)-rde-lia, cor-delia\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: heart
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Delia
Sounds Like: Cordula, Cordulla
Variant forms: Cordelie, Cordella, Cordelle, Cordey, Cordi, Cordie, Cordy, Delie, Della, Kordelia, Kordella, Kordelle
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 1327

Description

Cordelia \c(o)-rde-lia, cor-delia\ as a girl's name is pronounced kor-DEEL-yah. Probably from the Latin word "cor", meaning "heart". Literary: in "King Lear", Shakespeare portrays Cordelia as a lovable, virtuous woman of rare honesty.

Cordelia has 12 variant forms: Cordelie, Cordella, Cordelle, Cordey, Cordi, Cordie, Cordy, Delie, Della, Kordelia, Kordella and Kordelle.

For more information, see also the related name Delia.

Baby names that sound like Cordelia are Cordula and Cordulla.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Cordelia.

Popularity

Cordelia is a very popular first name for women (#1327 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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