Cornel name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Unisex, both Boy and Girl
Origin: Latin and Old French
Usage: German, English and Romanian
Pronunciation: pronunciation of Cornel c(o)-rnel
Meaning: Horn
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What does Cornel mean?

Originated from Latin and Old French, Well-Liked Cornel means "Horn" typically used for both boys and girls is commonly used in English, German and Romanian. Cornel is a version of predominant and ever lasting Cornell.

Cornell is variation of perpetual and cherished Cornelius. Cornell is short form of Cornelius. Cornell means Horn is mainly used in English, French and German has its origin in Latin and Old French.

Cornel is short form of Cornelius. Cornelius is resulted from Corneille. Admired Cornelius's origin is Latin, meaning of Cornelius is "Raven, Horned and Like a Horn".

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How do I pronounce Cornel?

The proper pronunciation of two syllabled Cornel is c(o)-rnel. Some people pronounce it as cor-nel.

Variants of Cornel

Cornelius, Cornell, Corneil, Cornelio, Canny

How popular is the name Cornel?

Cornel is a familiar baby name in United States, it has been in use since 1919 and was able to reach the top 1000 names. In 1947, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 906 on boy names chart when 59 babies were named Cornel.

Over 1156 people have been named Cornel in United States. Cornel is a rare baby name in England and Wales still in use today and also in France. But Cornel is a popular baby name in Romania where every 1 in 700 have the name.

At least, 40000 people around the globe have been given the name as per our findings.

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Cornel in Nordic countries

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What numerology tells about Cornel?

People always leave the hard lifting to you because they know you are going to take care of everything. You feel things too deep. You always dress as you feel at the moment. Letter L as your capstone associated your personality with deep emotions, depressive phases, responsibility, and a competitive spirit. Travel when you are heartbroken because it helps you to heal faster. You rock as a person.

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Middle names for Cornel

Possible options for a child named Cornel include these atypical and familiar middle names:

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Sibling Names for Cornel

If you're considering the name Cornel for your little one, you may be wondering what names would complement it well for siblings. We've compiled a list of names that have a similar feel or sound to Cornel, ranging from classic choices to more unique options. Check out these sibling name ideas for Cornel below!

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Famous people named Cornel

  • Cornel Lichtenberg, Hungarian aurist;
  • Cornel Trăilescu, Romanian opera composer and conductor
  • Cornel Nistorescu, Romanian journalist,
  • Cornel Medrea, Romanian sculptor
  • Cornel Chiriac, Romanian journalist, radio producer
  • Cornel Călugăreanu, Romanian retired basketball player
  • Cornel West, American philosopher, political activist
  • Cornel Wilde, Hungarian-American actor and film director
  • Cornel Dinu, retired Romanian football defender
  • Cornel Cernea, former Romanian football goalkeeper
  • Cornel Chin-Sue, Jamaican football midfielder
  • Cornel Cornea, Romanian former professional football player
  • Cornel Buta, Romanian retired football player
  • Cornel Durău, retired Romanian handball player
  • Cornel Penu, retired Romanian handball goalkeeper
  • Cornel Gheorghe, Romanian figure skating coach and former competitor
  • Cornelia Moore in An Eye for an Eye as Producer
  • Cornelia Gröschel in Die Schöne und das Biest as Actress
  • Cornelia Funke in Inkheart as Writer
  • Cornel Ciupercescu acted in movie Train of Life
  • Cornel Coman characterized the leading role of Profesorul in 1975 comedy and fantasy film Comedie fantastica.

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  1. Social Security Administration,
  2. Office for National Statistics,
  3. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques,
  4. Office fédéral de la statistique,
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