Infographic of Cornelius name meaning, which is “He who has been cuckolded,” from the Latin cornu, a horn; in allusion to the horns proverbially sprouting from the skull of a man whose wife is unfaithful.
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Cornelius Name Popularity

How popular is the name Cornelius? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 251 52 0.0148%
1911 221 87 0.0234%
1912 224 193 0.0383%
1913 223 246 0.0434%
1914 258 243 0.0349%
1915 251 326 0.0359%
1916 251 354 0.0366%
1917 264 330 0.033%
1918 252 417 0.0389%
1919 263 377 0.036%
1920 262 397 0.0357%
1921 262 420 0.0367%
1922 267 411 0.0369%
1923 284 363 0.0324%
1924 288 366 0.0315%
1925 288 362 0.032%
1926 294 329 0.0299%
1927 286 357 0.0323%
1928 288 348 0.0325%
1929 288 338 0.0326%
1930 296 331 0.0317%
1931 293 326 0.033%
1932 294 317 0.0321%
1933 305 272 0.0292%
1934 300 288 0.0298%
1935 316 258 0.0265%
1936 316 249 0.0258%
1937 323 238 0.0242%
1938 328 243 0.0237%
1939 335 231 0.0227%
1940 356 214 0.0201%
1941 366 216 0.0192%
1942 365 235 0.0186%
1943 369 233 0.0178%
1944 392 199 0.0161%
1945 364 228 0.0187%
1946 415 193 0.0131%
1947 386 275 0.0165%
1948 368 299 0.0187%
1949 373 289 0.018%
1950 389 259 0.0161%
1951 372 299 0.0176%
1952 373 296 0.017%
1953 399 262 0.0148%
1954 377 312 0.0171%
1955 390 302 0.0164%
1956 421 285 0.0151%
1957 414 314 0.0163%
1958 432 289 0.0153%
1959 438 290 0.0153%
1960 426 308 0.0163%
1961 419 314 0.0166%
1962 484 229 0.0125%
1963 466 246 0.0137%
1964 472 237 0.0135%
1965 443 261 0.016%
1966 491 196 0.0126%
1967 449 239 0.0157%
1968 478 208 0.0139%
1969 452 246 0.016%
1970 455 276 0.0173%
1971 451 278 0.0185%
1972 402 341 0.025%
1973 356 431 0.0332%
1974 343 459 0.0353%
1975 375 383 0.0298%
1976 373 375 0.0291%
1977 388 372 0.0276%
1978 370 390 0.029%
1979 399 360 0.0255%
1980 387 400 0.0274%
1981 377 420 0.0286%
1982 397 384 0.0257%
1983 406 361 0.0245%
1984 403 378 0.0254%
1985 431 351 0.0231%
1986 430 361 0.0239%
1987 440 364 0.0239%
1988 468 336 0.0216%
1989 447 401 0.0248%
1990 482 364 0.022%
1991 511 338 0.0207%
1992 534 317 0.0199%
1993 575 275 0.0176%
1994 613 239 0.0156%
1995 626 222 0.0147%
1996 671 197 0.0132%
1997 685 189 0.0128%
1998 682 201 0.0134%
1999 717 183 0.0122%
2000 786 159 0.0104%
2001 833 148 0.0098%
2002 867 140 0.0093%
2003 776 177 0.0116%
2004 930 135 0.0089%
2005 981 124 0.0081%
2006 887 169 0.0108%
2007 907 168 0.0106%
2008 911 169 0.0109%
2009 1,028 127 0.0085%
2010 1,211 86 0.006%
2011 1,068 112 0.0079%
2012 1,088 109 0.0076%
2013 1,102 105 0.0074%
2014 1,083 113 0.0078%
2015 1,132 101 0.0069%
2016 1,151 99 0.0069%
2017 1,284 71 0.0051%
2018 1,488 47 0.0034%
2019 1,302 69 0.0051%
2020 1,481 64 0.005%

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Names Like Cornelius

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What names are variants of Cornelius?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Cornelius.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Con

Hound, wolf; high; brave, bold ruler or counsel; horn

Latin

Connie

Hound, wolf; high; brave, bold ruler or counsel; horn

Latin

Cornall

Horn

Latin

Corneille

Horn

Latin

Cornel

Horn

Latin

Cornelio

Horn

Latin

Cornelious

Horn

Latin

Cornell

French

Cornelus

Horn

Latin

Corney

Horn

Latin

Cornilius

Horn

Latin

Kornelious

Horn

Latin

Kornelis

Horn

Latin

Kornelius

Horn

Latin

Neal

“The champion,” from the Irish niadh.

Irish

Neel

Horn; champion

Latin

Neely

Horn

Latin

Neil

Champion

Scottish


What names sound like Cornelius?

If you like how Cornelius sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Cornelius.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Carnell

Defender of the castle

Welsh

Carnelle

Defender of the castle

English

Cornwallis

Man from Cornwall

English

Kornelisz
Kornell

What names are similar to Cornelius?

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Kornel

Latin


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