Cordelia Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Cordelia:
Of uncertain origin, Cordelia is thought to be from the Celtic name Creiryddlydd (daughter of the sea). The name is borne in Shakespeare's King Lear by Lear's youngest daughter, the only one who was faithful to him.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Origin of Cordelia: Latin; Celtic
Meaning of Cordelia: "heart; daughter of the sea"
Cordelia is a moon of Uranus.
2758 Cordelia, an asteroid, named after the Shakespearean character.
There is a genus of butterflies named Cordelia.
- Famous real-life people named Cordelia
Dr.Cordelia Agnes Greene, a 19th century physician, philathropist and suffragist from Upstate New York.
- Cordelia in song, story & screen
Cordelia Foxx - A character in American Horror Story: Coven, she is headmistress of Miss Robichaux's Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies. She is a witch and the daughter of the Supreme, Fiona Goode. (Played by American actress Sarah Paulson)
One of the daughters in Shakespeare's King Lear is named Cordelia
"Anne" in Anne of Green Gables wished her name was Cordelia.
Cordelia Chase, a fictional character in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel the Series. Originally the "queen bee", she eventually becomes essential in the fight for good before her goodness ascends her to a become a higher being. She is called 'Cordy' by her close friends.
Cordelia, Sebastian's youngest sister in the novel Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
Cordelia Gray, the detective in PD James' mystery novels and movies
Cordelia is also the title of a novel by Winston Graham, published in 1949.
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