Cornelius Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Cornelius:
Believed to be from the Latin cornu (horn). It is borne in the Bible by a centurion, a devout man and the first Gentile converted by Peter.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Nicknames for Cornelius
Cory, Lius, Con, Connie, Corny, Neil, Cornel, Connor, Neeley
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- Famous real-life people named Cornelius
Cornelius Vanderbilt, American shipping magnate of the 19th century
- Cornelius in song, story & screen
Cornelius Hackle, character in "Hello Dolly"
Cornelius Fudge, Minister of Magic in "Harry Potter" series
Cornelius Robinson, main character in the animated film "Meet the Robinsons"
Cornelius "Neely" Nolan, character in "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn"
Cornelius Agrippa, character in the "Harry Potter" series by J.K. Rowling
Dr. Cornelius, character in the original "Planet of the Apes" series
Yukon Cornelius, the prospector from "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"