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Meaning and Origin

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Wiktionary

Shakespeare's spelling of a historical British name appearing as Cordeilla, etc., possibly derived from the Latin saint's name Cordula.

  1. A female given name.
  2. (astronomy) A moon of Uranus

Notable Persons Named Cordelia

Cordelia Fine is a psychology author. Her ongoing career started in 2006. Cordelia was born in 1975 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Cordelia Gray is a fictional character.

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Cordelia Frost is a comics character.

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Cordelia Bugeja is an actor. Cordelia was born on March 5th, 1976 in Chichester, West Sussex, UK.

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Delia Sherman is a speculative fiction writer. Delia was given the name Cordelia Caroline Sherman in Tokyo, Japan.

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Cordelia was born on January 1st, 1929. She passed away on October 29th, 2012.

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How popular is the baby name Cordelia in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 58 58 0
1881 49 49 0
1882 39 39 0
1883 51 51 0
1884 58 58 0
1885 58 58 0
1886 64 64 0
1887 58 58 0
1888 54 54 0
1889 57 57 0
1890 48 48 0
1891 51 51 0
1892 56 56 0
1893 62 62 0
1894 52 52 0
1895 54 54 0
1896 51 51 0
1897 71 71 0
1898 68 68 0
1899 62 62 0
1900 79 79 0
1901 51 51 0
1902 49 49 0
1903 52 52 0
1904 54 54 0
1905 72 72 0
1906 57 57 0
1907 61 61 0
1908 56 56 0
1909 69 69 0
1910 75 75 0
1911 56 56 0
1912 90 90 0
1913 94 94 0
1914 89 89 0
1915 135 135 0
1916 147 147 0
1917 130 130 0
1918 125 125 0
1919 146 146 0
1920 120 120 0
1921 141 141 0
1922 115 115 0
1923 129 129 0
1924 131 131 0
1925 99 99 0
1926 113 113 0
1927 109 109 0
1928 79 79 0
1929 95 95 0
1930 89 89 0
1931 89 89 0
1932 84 84 0
1933 76 76 0
1934 67 67 0
1935 77 77 0
1936 92 92 0
1937 109 109 0
1938 69 69 0
1939 87 87 0
1940 86 86 0
1941 81 81 0
1942 70 70 0
1943 75 75 0
1944 89 89 0
1945 68 68 0
1946 79 79 0
1947 65 65 0
1948 90 90 0
1949 77 77 0
1950 86 86 0
1951 83 83 0
1952 67 67 0
1953 79 79 0
1954 67 67 0
1955 74 74 0
1956 93 93 0
1957 76 76 0
1958 79 79 0
1959 68 68 0
1960 79 79 0
1961 61 61 0
1962 76 76 0
1963 54 54 0
1964 61 61 0
1965 48 48 0
1966 67 67 0
1967 41 41 0
1968 39 39 0
1969 40 40 0
1970 39 39 0
1971 41 41 0
1972 33 33 0
1973 40 40 0
1974 27 27 0
1975 39 39 0
1976 41 41 0
1977 31 31 0
1978 31 31 0
1979 30 30 0
1980 40 40 0
1981 29 29 0
1982 34 34 0
1983 29 29 0
1984 28 28 0
1985 30 30 0
1986 28 28 0
1987 39 39 0
1988 39 39 0
1989 42 42 0
1990 38 38 0
1991 31 31 0
1992 30 30 0
1993 34 34 0
1994 29 29 0
1995 44 44 0
1996 25 25 0
1997 32 32 0
1998 58 58 0
1999 46 46 0
2000 64 64 0
2001 65 65 0
2002 115 115 0
2003 150 150 0
2004 128 128 0
2005 149 149 0
2006 129 129 0
2007 111 111 0
2008 132 132 0
2009 175 175 0
2010 180 180 0
2011 181 181 0
2012 208 208 0
2013 199 199 0
2014 266 266 0
2015 285 285 0
2016 259 259 0
2017 209 209 0

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Popularity of Cordelia as a first name

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Common last names for Cordelia

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Fun Facts about the name Cordelia

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  • How Popular is the name Cordelia? Cordelia is the 2,353rd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Cordelia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 10,958 babies born with the first name Cordelia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cordelia to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cordelia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 58 new born babies.
  • When was Cordelia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cordelia is Friday, October 9th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Cordelia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cordelia was in 2015 with a total of 285 babies.
  • Random Cordelia Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cordelia is not a popular baby girl's name in Washington. Imagine that, only 10 babies in Washington have the same name as you in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Cordelia: Your name in reverse order is Ailedroc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lredoica. How do you pronounce that?

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