Cordelia: baby girl name meaning and popularity

Cordelia

This name is of unknown origin, though it's known to have originally been spelled Cordeilla and is possibly of Celtic origin. Some say it's from the Welsh words "creir," meaning "jewel," and "dylad," meaning "from the sea." We'll go with that one 'cause it's totally pretty.

Nicknames:

Cor, Cori, Delie, Delia.

Famous people named Cordelia:

Designer Cordelia de Castellane; writer Cordelia Fine; novelist Cordelia Strube; philanthropist Cordelia May; actress Cordelia Bugeja.

Fun fact:

A quote in Anne of Green Gables says, "I should love to be called Cordelia. It's such a perfectly elegant name."

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