Name: Cornelius

Origin and Meaning of the Name Cornelius

  • Meaning:
    Horn; horned
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  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (kor NEEL yus)
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    Itself (Cornelius)
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Miscellaneous Info for Cornelius

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    English speaking countries
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    The name of an ancient Roman gens (family). Its origin isn't certain, but it is believed to come from the Latin 'cornu' (horn).

    Pope Cornelius was pope between 251 and 253 AD. Cornelius the centurion is considered to be the first Gentile convert to Christianity - his story is in the book of Acts.

    Cornelius Vanderbilt was an American entrepreneur and railroad magnate.

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