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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Cornelia

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Wiktionary

From Latin Cornelia, name of a famous Roman matron, feminine form of the gens name Cornelius; in continental Europe, also a feminine form of the saint's name Cornelius.

  1. A female given name in quiet use since the 18th century.

Cornelia was also found in the following language(s): Dutch, German, Latin, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Cornelia

Corrie ten Boom was a writer and clocksmith. Corrie was given the name Cornelia ten Boom on April 15th, 1892 in Amsterdam. She died on April 15th, 1983.

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Cornelia Parker is an artist in the fields of conceptual art, installation art, and sculpture. Cornelia was born in Cheshire, England.

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Cornelia Funke is an adventure and fantasy writer. Cornelia was born on December 10th, 1958 in Dorsten, Germany.

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Cornelia was given the name Cornelia Ellis on January 28th, 1939 in Elba, Alabama. She breathed her last breath on January 8th, 2009.

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Cornelia Bargmann is a in the field of biochemistry. Cornelia was given the name Cornelia Isabella Bargmann in 1961 in Virginia.

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Cornelia was born on November 28th, 1963.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Cornelia

Florencio was born on June 14th, 1981.

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Jamir Cornelia is an athlete for the CRKSV Jong Holland.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 94 94 0
1881 66 66 0
1882 91 91 0
1883 116 116 0
1884 94 94 0
1885 98 98 0
1886 117 117 0
1887 112 112 0
1888 116 116 0
1889 116 116 0
1890 123 123 0
1891 129 129 0
1892 123 123 0
1893 148 148 0
1894 135 135 0
1895 127 127 0
1896 130 130 0
1897 141 141 0
1898 154 154 0
1899 122 122 0
1900 200 200 0
1901 137 137 0
1902 179 179 0
1903 148 148 0
1904 138 138 0
1905 165 165 0
1906 154 154 0
1907 169 169 0
1908 164 164 0
1909 176 176 0
1910 202 202 0
1911 213 213 0
1912 254 254 0
1913 287 287 0
1914 352 352 0
1915 394 394 0
1916 465 465 0
1917 425 425 0
1918 424 424 0
1919 439 439 0
1920 453 453 0
1921 477 477 0
1922 453 453 0
1923 386 386 0
1924 407 407 0
1925 405 397 8
1926 353 347 6
1927 381 381 0
1928 312 312 0
1929 338 338 0
1930 330 330 0
1931 280 280 0
1932 266 266 0
1933 256 256 0
1934 278 271 7
1935 263 263 0
1936 254 254 0
1937 256 256 0
1938 281 281 0
1939 274 274 0
1940 251 251 0
1941 268 268 0
1942 263 263 0
1943 288 288 0
1944 255 255 0
1945 241 241 0
1946 221 221 0
1947 267 267 0
1948 238 238 0
1949 217 217 0
1950 206 206 0
1951 193 193 0
1952 212 212 0
1953 175 175 0
1954 193 193 0
1955 175 175 0
1956 166 166 0
1957 168 168 0
1958 152 152 0
1959 172 172 0
1960 168 168 0
1961 155 155 0
1962 191 191 0
1963 163 158 5
1964 124 124 0
1965 117 117 0
1966 105 105 0
1967 81 81 0
1968 101 101 0
1969 108 108 0
1970 86 86 0
1971 87 87 0
1972 91 91 0
1973 70 70 0
1974 78 78 0
1975 56 56 0
1976 62 62 0
1977 52 52 0
1978 60 60 0
1979 56 56 0
1980 52 52 0
1981 57 57 0
1982 49 49 0
1983 50 50 0
1984 51 51 0
1985 45 45 0
1986 46 46 0
1987 50 50 0
1988 66 66 0
1989 60 60 0
1990 36 36 0
1991 59 59 0
1992 41 41 0
1993 35 35 0
1994 24 24 0
1995 33 33 0
1996 25 25 0
1997 17 17 0
1998 23 23 0
1999 27 27 0
2000 26 26 0
2001 22 22 0
2002 25 25 0
2003 25 25 0
2004 15 15 0
2005 23 23 0
2006 23 23 0
2007 16 16 0
2008 31 31 0
2009 21 21 0
2010 24 24 0
2011 18 18 0
2012 18 18 0
2013 37 37 0
2014 25 25 0
2015 28 28 0
2016 36 36 0
2017 31 31 0

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Popularity of Cornelia as a first name

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Popularity of Cornelia as a last name

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Common last names for Cornelia

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Miller
  • Wilson
  • Taylor
  • Moore
  • Walker
  • Martin
  • Jackson
  • Harris
  • Thompson
  • White
  • Robinson
  • Clark
  • Lewis

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cornelia U.S.
  White 77.67% 64.26%
  African American 1.89% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 7.55% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 2.20% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.46% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 7.23% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cornelia

People with the last name Cornelia are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Cornelia

  • How Popular is the name Cornelia? Cornelia is the 1,626th most popular name of all time. As a last name Cornelia was the 62,903rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Cornelia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 21,762 babies born with the first name Cornelia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cornelia to occupy the territory of Caribbean Netherlands (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 21,133 (as of January 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cornelia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 94 new born babies.
  • When was Cornelia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cornelia is Tuesday, June 23rd, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Cornelia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cornelia was in 1921 with a total of 477 babies.
  • Random Cornelia Factoid: According to the 1919 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cornelia is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 23 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1919.
  • Weird things about the name Cornelia: Your name in reverse order is Ailenroc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oainelcr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cornelia? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 318 people with the last name Cornelia.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cornelia? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Cornelia as their last name since less than 1 person in 909k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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