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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Cornelis

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  • According to a user from Norway, the name Cornelis is of Latin origin and means "Strong as a horn".

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  1. A male given name. Dutch for Cornelius.

Notable Persons Named Cornelis

Cornelis Drebbel was an inventor and innovator. Cornelis was born in 1572 in Alkmaar. He breathed his last breath on November 7th, 1633.


Kees van Dongen was an artist in the field of painting. Kees was given the name Cornelis Theodorus Maria van Dongen on January 26th, 1877 in Rotterdam. He breathed his last breath on May 28th, 1968.


Cornelis Maartenszoon Tromp is a military person. His military service ended in 1691.


Cornelis de Witt was a regent / mayor, governor, landlord, and governor andlandlord. Cornelis was born on June 15th, 1623 in Dordrecht. Cornelis is also known as Cornelius de Witt. He left this life on August 20th, 1672.


Cornelis Vreeswijk was a folk music, protest song, and swedish folk music musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1964 to present. Cornelis was born on August 8th, 1937 in IJmuiden, Noord-Holland Netherlands. He passed away on November 12th, 1987.


Cornelis was given the name Cornelis Cornelisz. van Haarlem in 1562 in Haarlem. Cornelis is also known as Haarlem and Cornelis Corneliszoon van (full name). He passed away on November 11th, 1638.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Cornelis

Henri was born in 1910. They passed away in 1999.


Hans Cornelis is a soccer player for the K.M.S.K. Deinze, Club Brugge KV, K.R.C. Genk, Cercle Brugge K.S.V., and Belgium national under-17 football team. Hans was born on October 13th, 1982 in Eeklo.


Albert was born in 1475. He passed away on September 4th, 1532.


Jean was born on August 2nd, 1941.


Guy R. Cornelis is a in the field of microbiology. Guy was born on August 25th, 1946 in Uccle.


Joseph was born on November 17th, 1917.


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Popularity of Cornelis as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cornelis U.S.
  White 85.92% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 3.40% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 7.28% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cornelis

People with the last name Cornelis are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Cornelis

  • How Popular is the name Cornelis? Cornelis is the 58,635th most popular name of all time. As a last name Cornelis was the 89,753rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Cornelis have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 25 babies born with the first name Cornelis in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cornelis? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1946 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Cornelis first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cornelis is Sunday, August 17th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Cornelis born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cornelis was in 1946 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Cornelis: Your name in reverse order is Silenroc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Icrsnloe. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cornelis? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 206 people with the last name Cornelis.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cornelis? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Cornelis as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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