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Girl Name: Cornelia

Name: Cornelia
Pronunciation: \c(o)-rne-lia, cor-nelia\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: horn
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Carna
Sounds Like: Carnyella, Carniella, Carniela
Variant forms: Cornalia, Corneelija, Cornela, Cornelija, Cornelya, Corelie, Cornella, Cornelle, Cornie, Korneelia, Korneelya, Kornelia, Kornelija, Kornelya, Neel, Neely, Nela, Nelia, Nell, Nella, Nellie, Nelly
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 709
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 38329

Description

Cornelia \c(o)-rne-lia, cor-nelia\ as a girl's name is pronounced kor-NEEL-yah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Cornelia is "horn". Feminine form of the Roman family name Cornelius. It was borne in the second century BC by the mother of revolutionary reformers Tiberius and Gaius.

Cornelia has 22 variant forms: Cornalia, Corneelija, Cornela, Cornelija, Cornelya, Corelie, Cornella, Cornelle, Cornie, Korneelia, Korneelya, Kornelia, Kornelija, Kornelya, Neel, Neely, Nela, Nelia, Nell, Nella, Nellie and Nelly.

For more information, see also the related name Carna.

Baby names that sound like Cornelia are Carnyella, Carniella and Carniela.

View a list of the 4 names that reference Cornelia.

Popularity

Cornelia is a very popular first name for women (#709 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#38329 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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