Cornelius

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Cornelius mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Cornelius

"Cornelius" is a name of Latin origin, and it means "Horn". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Wiktionary

From Latin Cornelius.

  1. A male given name.

Cornelius was also found in the following language(s): Latin

Notable Persons Named Cornelius

Chevy Chase is a sketch comedy, improvisational theatre, physical comedy, and slapstick comedian. Chevy was given the name Cornelius Crane Chase on October 8th, 1943 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Cornelius Vanderbilt was a railroad/water transport businessman and philanthropist. Cornelius was born on May 27th, 1794 in Staten Island, New York, U.S. He left this life on January 4th, 1877.

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Robert Byrd was a President pro tempore of the United States Senate, Senate Majority Leader, Senate Minority Leader, Senate Majority Whip, and Party leaders of the United States Senate. Robert was given the name Cornelius Calvin Sale, Jr. on November 20th, 1917 in North Wilkesboro, NorthCarolina, U.S. He passed away on June 28th, 2010.

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Cornelius was born as the child of William Henry Vanderbilt on November 27th, 1843. He died on September 12th, 1899.

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Cornelius the Centurion is a saint.

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Cornelius Smith Jr. is an actor. Cornelius was born on March 18th, 1982 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Cornelius

Robert Cornelius was a photographer and lamp manufacturer. Robert was born on March 1st, 1809 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. He passed away on August 10th, 1893.

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Don Cornelius was a television host and producer. His career lasted from 1966 to 2011. Don was given the name Donald Cortez Cornelius on September 27th, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. He breathed his last breath on February 1st, 2012.

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Andreas Cornelius is a soccer player for the F.C. Copenhagen, Fremad Amager, Cardiff City F.C., Denmark national under-19 football team, and Denmark national under-21 football team. Andreas was born on March 16th, 1993 in Copenhagen. Andreas is also known as Cornelius and Andreas Evald.

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Cornelius is an alternative rock, electronica, alternative dance, art rock, and shibuya-kei musician. Cornelius was given the name Keigo Oyamada on January 27th, 1969.

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Abraham Cornelius is a comics character.

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Keenan was born on February 25th, 1993 in Hilo, Hawaii, USA.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 92 0 92
1881 80 0 80
1882 107 0 107
1883 92 0 92
1884 88 0 88
1885 96 0 96
1886 95 0 95
1887 79 0 79
1888 112 7 105
1889 77 0 77
1890 84 0 84
1891 75 0 75
1892 103 0 103
1893 81 0 81
1894 100 0 100
1895 91 5 86
1896 85 0 85
1897 91 0 91
1898 85 7 78
1899 75 5 70
1900 122 6 116
1901 76 0 76
1902 96 0 96
1903 97 5 92
1904 106 0 106
1905 91 5 86
1906 101 7 94
1907 106 0 106
1908 93 7 86
1909 103 5 98
1910 102 6 96
1911 144 6 138
1912 251 8 243
1913 277 0 277
1914 294 11 283
1915 379 7 372
1916 408 6 402
1917 397 10 387
1918 460 7 453
1919 425 10 415
1920 440 7 433
1921 460 11 449
1922 446 10 436
1923 412 17 395
1924 416 14 402
1925 404 14 390
1926 383 14 369
1927 403 12 391
1928 399 16 383
1929 379 7 372
1930 384 14 370
1931 368 7 361
1932 359 6 353
1933 325 10 315
1934 321 8 313
1935 298 6 292
1936 297 7 290
1937 285 6 279
1938 286 7 279
1939 276 7 269
1940 269 7 262
1941 253 0 253
1942 284 9 275
1943 265 0 265
1944 239 0 239
1945 268 6 262
1946 236 8 228
1947 323 12 311
1948 326 0 326
1949 317 6 311
1950 293 8 285
1951 327 0 327
1952 343 6 337
1953 297 7 290
1954 341 8 333
1955 346 8 338
1956 327 7 320
1957 344 6 338
1958 328 5 323
1959 326 5 321
1960 323 0 323
1961 347 9 338
1962 273 8 265
1963 287 8 279
1964 266 5 261
1965 286 6 280
1966 251 6 245
1967 270 6 264
1968 253 7 246
1969 274 0 274
1970 317 10 307
1971 311 6 305
1972 372 7 365
1973 452 0 452
1974 497 12 485
1975 426 9 417
1976 416 5 411
1977 415 6 409
1978 435 9 426
1979 406 7 399
1980 449 11 438
1981 460 6 454
1982 431 9 422
1983 391 5 386
1984 419 9 410
1985 385 7 378
1986 400 10 390
1987 400 8 392
1988 382 8 374
1989 433 0 433
1990 401 5 396
1991 369 0 369
1992 353 0 353
1993 306 0 306
1994 272 0 272
1995 261 0 261
1996 244 0 244
1997 222 0 222
1998 237 0 237
1999 230 0 230
2000 207 0 207
2001 185 0 185
2002 192 0 192
2003 222 0 222
2004 173 0 173
2005 175 0 175
2006 203 0 203
2007 200 0 200
2008 199 0 199
2009 166 0 166
2010 141 0 141
2011 154 0 154
2012 151 0 151
2013 150 0 150
2014 152 0 152
2015 153 0 153
2016 151 0 151

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Popularity of Cornelius as a first name

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Popularity of Cornelius as a last name

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Common last names for Cornelius

  • Sullivan
  • Johnson
  • Smith
  • Brown
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Murphy
  • Collins
  • Obrien
  • Mccarthy
  • Ryan
  • Oleary
  • Oconnor
  • Miller
  • Thomas
  • Donovan

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cornelius U.S.
  White 72.22% 64.26%
  African American 19.81% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.87% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 2.57% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.15% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.38% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cornelius

People with the last name Cornelius are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Cornelius

  • How Popular is the name Cornelius? Cornelius is the 1,212th most popular name of all time. As a last name Cornelius was the 1,775th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Cornelius have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 36,205 babies born with the first name Cornelius in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cornelius to occupy the country of Monaco with an estimated population of 35,881 (as of July 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cornelius? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 92 new born babies.
  • When was Cornelius first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cornelius is Tuesday, July 28th, 1818.
  • What year had the most people named Cornelius born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cornelius was in 1974 with a total of 485 babies.
  • Random Cornelius Factoid: According to the 1928 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cornelius ranks 99th in popularity as a baby boy's name in District of Columbia. Imagine that, 5 babies in District of Columbia have the same name as you in 1928.
  • Weird things about the name Cornelius: Your name in reverse order is Suilenroc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ocinrlseu. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cornelius? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 20,160 people with the last name Cornelius.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cornelius? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 7 of them will have Cornelius as their last name.

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