Name: Cornelia

Origin and Meaning of the Name Cornelia

  • Meaning:
    Horn; horned
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    (kor NEE lee ah); (kor NAY lee ah)
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    The feminine form of Cornelius, the name of an ancient Roman gens (family). Its origin isn't certain, but it is believed to come from the Latin 'cornu' (horn). The most famous classical Cornelia would probably be the mother of the Gracchi.

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