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GenderFeminine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.kawr-DEE-lee-ə
, kawr-DEEL-yə
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Meaning & History

From Cordeilla, possibly a Celtic name of unknown meaning. According to Geoffrey of Monmouth, Cordeilla was the youngest of the three daughters of King Lear and the only one to remain loyal to her father. When adapting the character for his play 'King Lear' (1606), Shakespeare altered the spelling to Cordelia.

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American Horror Story characters, Anne of Green Gables characters, currently out of the US top 1000, Diabolik Lovers characters, Fire Emblem characters, literature, moons of Uranus, princesses, Shakespearean characters, Stephen King characters, uncertain etymology, witches
Entry updated August 16, 2017   Contribute