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Meaning and Origin

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  1. United States businessman who unified the telegraph system in the United States and who in 1865 (with Andrew D. White) founded Cornell University (1807-1874)
  2. United States actress noted for her performances in Broadway plays (1893-1974)
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  1. A surname​.
  2. Any of a number of towns in English-speaking countries.
  3. Cornell University

Notable Persons Named Cornell

He holds the title Hot in Herre" and Just a Dream". He has been prominent since 1993. Nelly was given the name Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr. on November 2nd, 1974 in , U.S.

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Cornell William Brooks is a President, CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and CEO of theNational Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Cornell was born Cornell William Brooks in 1961 in El Paso, Texas.

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Cornell John is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1999 to present.

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Cornell Gunter was a musician. Cornell was given the name Cornelius E. Gunter on November 14th, 1936 in Coffeyville, Kansas. He passed away on February 26th, 1990.

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Cornell Dupree was a rhythm, blues, and jazz guitarist. Cornell was born on December 19th, 1942 in Fort Worth, Texas. He died on May 8th, 2011.

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Cornell Glen is a soccer player for the Mohun Bagan A.C., A.D. Sanjoanense, San Juan Jabloteh F.C., New York Red Bulls, FC Dallas, Columbus Crew SC, Colorado Rapids, LA Galaxy, Ma Pau S.C., San Jose Earthquakes, Morvant Caledonia United, Sông Lam Nghệ An F.C., North East Stars F.C., Trinidad, and a. Cornell was born on October 21st, 1980 in Port of Spain.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Cornell

Chris Cornell is an alternative metal, grunge, alternative rock, and hard rock musician. He plays Guitar and Vocals. He holds the title Flower", Burden in My Hand", Billie Jean" unplugged, and Hunger Strike". His most notable accomplishments were from 1984 to present. Chris was given the name Christopher John Boyle on July 20th, 1964 in Seattle, Washington, U.S.

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Joseph Cornell was an artist in the fields of assemblage (art), experimental film, and sculpture. Joseph was born on December 24th, 1903 in Nyack, New York. He breathed his last breath on December 29th, 1972.

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George was born in 1928. George is also known as Myers and George (birthname). He breathed his last breath on March 9th, 1966.

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Ezra Cornell was a 1st Chairman of Cornell Board of Trustees. Ezra was born on January 11th, 1807 in Westchester Landing, The Bronx, New York. He breathed his last breath on December 9th, 1874.

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Ellie Cornell is an actress and film producer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1988 to present. Ellie was born on December 15th, 1963 in Glen Cove, New York.

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Katharine Cornell was a stage actress, writer, producer, actor, theatrical producer, and stageactress. Katharine was born on February 16th, 1893 in Berlin. She died on June 9th, 1974.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1890 6 0 6
1896 5 0 5
1902 5 0 5
1905 6 0 6
1907 7 0 7
1908 9 0 9
1909 10 0 10
1910 14 0 14
1911 12 0 12
1912 23 0 23
1913 24 0 24
1914 30 0 30
1915 44 11 33
1916 41 5 36
1917 56 8 48
1918 46 10 36
1919 64 10 54
1920 38 6 32
1921 53 10 43
1922 63 13 50
1923 57 7 50
1924 48 9 39
1925 57 9 48
1926 53 9 44
1927 61 9 52
1928 53 8 45
1929 40 0 40
1930 45 0 45
1931 67 10 57
1932 59 8 51
1933 67 7 60
1934 53 0 53
1935 55 8 47
1936 55 7 48
1937 58 6 52
1938 62 5 57
1939 52 0 52
1940 56 5 51
1941 45 0 45
1942 71 9 62
1943 56 5 51
1944 73 9 64
1945 78 7 71
1946 130 0 130
1947 167 8 159
1948 197 5 192
1949 186 7 179
1950 164 5 159
1951 191 0 191
1952 227 14 213
1953 213 5 208
1954 211 6 205
1955 227 7 220
1956 203 5 198
1957 235 8 227
1958 203 7 196
1959 198 6 192
1960 150 6 144
1961 176 8 168
1962 248 6 242
1963 171 7 164
1964 209 7 202
1965 163 0 163
1966 181 5 176
1967 173 0 173
1968 174 5 169
1969 173 0 173
1970 194 0 194
1971 181 6 175
1972 147 0 147
1973 155 5 150
1974 156 0 156
1975 137 0 137
1976 134 0 134
1977 155 0 155
1978 131 0 131
1979 135 0 135
1980 140 0 140
1981 120 0 120
1982 118 0 118
1983 126 0 126
1984 112 0 112
1985 135 0 135
1986 148 0 148
1987 143 0 143
1988 141 0 141
1989 141 0 141
1990 117 0 117
1991 113 0 113
1992 89 0 89
1993 113 0 113
1994 96 0 96
1995 78 0 78
1996 117 0 117
1997 77 0 77
1998 85 0 85
1999 64 0 64
2000 69 0 69
2001 60 0 60
2002 67 0 67
2003 85 0 85
2004 72 0 72
2005 71 0 71
2006 81 0 81
2007 86 0 86
2008 89 0 89
2009 88 0 88
2010 78 0 78
2011 56 0 56
2012 71 0 71
2013 56 0 56
2014 46 0 46
2015 47 0 47
2016 41 0 41
2017 51 0 51

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Popularity of Cornell as a first name

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Popularity of Cornell as a last name

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Common last names for Cornell

  • Johnson
  • Smith
  • Jones
  • Robinson
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Jackson
  • Wilson
  • White
  • Lewis
  • Thompson
  • Walker
  • Washington

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cornell U.S.
  White 88.57% 64.26%
  African American 5.12% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.96% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.67% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.87% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.82% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cornell

People with the last name Cornell are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Cornell

  • How Popular is the name Cornell? Cornell is the 2,312th most popular name of all time. As a last name Cornell was the 1,672nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Cornell have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 11,459 babies born with the first name Cornell in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cornell 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 Cornell? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1890 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Cornell first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cornell is Tuesday, January 26th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Cornell born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cornell was in 1962 with a total of 242 babies.
  • Random Cornell Factoid: According to the 1971 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cornell is not a popular baby boy's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 6 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 1971.
  • Weird things about the name Cornell: Your name in reverse order is Llenroc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nlerlco. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cornell? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 21,558 people with the last name Cornell.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cornell? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 7 of them will have Cornell as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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