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Cornelia Knight (1757-1837), the clever and learned daughter of an admiral, was an English writer, perhaps best remembered today for her Autobiography. She was companion to George III's consort, Queen Charlotte, and later to Charlotte Augusta, princess of Wales.
Just Jonquil  11/11/2019
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I liked Cordelia better before but didn't dislike this name until I played Fire Emblem Three Houses. That ruined the name for me.
MintLemonadeBerry  10/25/2019
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Here in Italy it isn't a very common name.
This name can have a very beautiful nickname : Lia.
Blackswan  9/3/2019
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I love this name! Regardless of whether with a K or C. I do like Cordelia too but I think Cornelia is much nicer. One of my music crushes has been Cornelis Vreeswijk and although I never plan on having children, I've always thought that if I had a girl, I'd name her Kornelia/Cornelia because it's such a lovely name in itself but also in honour of him. But nowadays I'd be much more hesitant because Kornelia is very popular over here, or in any case, its popularity is growing. I like the nickname Nellie a lot. It is a very classy, aristocratic name with an ancient feel, that has a lot of gentleness in it, but also some inner strength, so when I think of a Cornelia, I see a girl/woman who is relatively short, has fine features, chestnut hair, green eyes, might be a bit freckly. She looks noble - not like stately or very seriously, but has a lot of finesse about herself. She seems gentle, yet at the same time she has a steely will and ambition, is very agile, hyperactive and always does what she wants. She can be a bit bossy and tyrannical. But she has a kind heart, and deep down is very sensitive, gentle and extremely vulnerable. She is very smart and likes to act tough. She likes to draw attention to herself, is creative, always stands out from the crowd, is eccentric. She likes sports and music. Gets herself and others in trouble with surprising ease. She has a fiery temper. If she has a goal, she works towards it zealously. She is a spiritual person, and often experiences very extreme feelings. She is interested in all things paranormal, out there, in psychology, has a great intuition and is very empathetic. She has a lot of contradictions in her character which makes her a difficult but very interesting character. She has a tendency to isolate herself from others and think always in black or white. She needs safety and security, and despite what she likes to show, is not too self-assured. She's very artistic and easily moved by beauty. I actually don't know any Cornelias whatsoever, it is just the way I imagine a person with this name, not how I think all Cornelias are or should be.
mairinn  6/27/2019
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Cornelia Jakobs is a Swedish singer.
― Anonymous User  6/27/2019
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In Poland, the usual form of the name is Kornelia, but there are 211 women named Cornelia in the whole Polish population. Last year (2018), 6 girls were given the name Cornelia and the name was #378 in the ranking, as opposed to 2413 Kornelias and the name Kornelia being #26.
― Anonymous User  6/27/2019
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Blair Cornelia Waldorf is a main character in the book / television series Gossip Girl.
― Anonymous User  10/22/2018
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In 2018, 67 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Cornelia who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 1, 943rd most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/11/2018
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Awesome name! I really like this name. It's really sweet but very strong.
Phoenix Gemstone  8/16/2018
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It would be prettier if it didn't begin with "corn". I like Cordelia more.
kayisforkeen  8/7/2018
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Cornelia is a city in Habersham County, Georgia.
That70sShowGeek  5/25/2018
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This is my name, Cornelia Elena. I've always liked my name and felt it was unique, as I hadn't met another girl named this when growing up. I don't know why everyone is complaining about the word "Corn" being in it, even in English speaking countries, it's not pronounced like "Corn-eel-yah", I pronounce it, "Core-NEEL-yaw". No one calls me Corny either. Usually for nicknames, I am called Cori, Nele, or Nelly.
Ich mag Kaffee  3/26/2018
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Cornelia is one of Anne's neighbors. She first appears in the book Anne's House of Dreams. She is known to be very opionated and a man-hater, but she eventually marries Marshall Elliott.
Kitandkat  3/24/2018
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The name Cornelia was given to 28 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/13/2016
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Friends of mine keep telling they’d name their daughter Juni Cornelia. I assume – and hope – they’re kidding, although I like puns.
― Anonymous User  4/10/2016
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Well... I'm not even Cornelia, I'm Kornelija and it sounds funny.
― Anonymous User  4/6/2016
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Cornelia Cinna minor was the first wife of Julius Caesar and the mother of his daughter Julia.
Buneary  8/1/2015
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It's pretty and I like it... sounds kind of regal, flows nicely... yet, I have to prefer Cordelia, simply because I'm not sure how I feel about having "corn" in a name. >.< I think I'd rather not, given the option. (Makes me think of the masculine form, Cornelius, and how Thumbelina goes, "Cooorrrrrrnelius! Well, that's a funny name!")
But "Core" or "Neelie" would work well for nicknames.
IEnjoyTonsOGoodNames  3/27/2015
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This name just screams CORNY!
Antonio432  3/21/2015
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Lovely name. I like it much better than Cordelia.
Reenie_12  8/2/2014
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Cornelia li Brittania is the name of a character from the anime Code Geass. I personally think this name sounds regal and imposing, old-fashioned but not musty or boring.
sunshinechild67  12/6/2012
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Italian pronunciation:

Kohr-NEYH-Lyah

"C" is hard, "K." "O" is as usual, "Oh." Roll your "R." "E" equals quite near to the English greeting of "Hey" (exclude the "H"). The "I" is stressed to "EE." "A" as in "Father." Although the last bit ("Lia"/"Lee-Ah") becomes sllightly morphed to "Lyah" when spoken. [noted -ed]
Francesca  9/15/2011
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I don't really like this name. Dated, and Lia would be better.
rooball  1/8/2011
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I think Cornelia is a beautiful name; it flows off the tongue like music. The new kitten we adopted in June is named Cornelia Rose. We call her "Nell". She is named after our Cornelius cat, who just died this week. I didn't care for the name when we adopted him in 1996, but I came to love the name as I loved my cat.
celt56  9/24/2010
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This is one of the most beautiful names out there, along with Anna. I love the name Cornelia--it is truly a princess' name in the 1300-1400s! :) So beautiful.
diamond  9/16/2010
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This is quite a nice name, although when I hear it, it reminds me of someone wearing horns. It's not unpleasant, although I prefer the name Cordelia, which sounds a lot better in my opinion. Nevertheless, Cornelia is still a lovely name, and Corrie is a great nickname. :)
walesgal92  8/9/2010
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Much less pretty than the name "Cordelia".
camilana646  3/31/2009
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Cornelia Johanna Arnolda ten Boom, better known as Corrie ten Boom, was a Dutch woman who helped and hid Jews during the Holocaust and was sent to a concentration camp for it. She is one of my heroes and though I hate the name Cornelia, I possibly would give a daughter of mine the middle name Corrie in honor of her.
britto08  3/18/2009
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Cornélia "Nelly" Gaierová, Czech actress, born 03/09/1908, Hradec Králové - 31/10/1995, Praha.
Emilie007  10/5/2008
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It's rather dated, and sounds like 'Corny Leah'.
CutieCupcake  8/17/2008
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A bit old fashioned, if you ask me, but I do love this name. :)
_clippit_  7/26/2008
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It's a beautiful name. Even though there's a bunch of awful nicknames, the actual name is a personal favorite. It's sweet sounding, and looks good when spelled.
Samantha-chan  6/18/2008
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It's pretty, but it does have the ''corn'' in it. I don't like any of the possible nicknames, like Nelly or Neely, and certainly not Corny!
slight night shiver  4/22/2008
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Czech pronunciation is "kawr-neh-lya".
Karcoolka  10/15/2007
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In Romania the name is pronounced COR-NE-LIA, with the accent on E.
cornelia  9/19/2007
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Cornelia is a character in the TV show W.I.T.C.H. She has the power over earth. This is also the name of Samantha's aunt in the American Girl books about Samantha.
― Anonymous User  7/29/2007
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My mum's name is Cornelia but everyone calls her Lia. Or even Li/Lee (my dad). My mum really hates her name, and I don't personally like it either. So I guess my child will never be named after my mum.
Mango  7/17/2007
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I believe the Romanian pronunciation for this name is kor-NEEL-yah.
― Anonymous User  7/3/2007
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Petforms: Cora, Neli, Kori, Nela, Cornela, Lia.
Karcoolka  6/25/2007
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It is a beautiful name, it sounds very feminine and sweet.
Eee  6/13/2007
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If this is your name, make people call you Corny for short. I hate this name passionately.
Taydbug112  12/15/2006
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Listen to the German pronunciation of Cornelia here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html.
_satu_  9/3/2006
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For some reason I really abominate this name.
ladyknight  9/1/2006
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Cornelia Robson is a character in Agatha Christie's "Death on the Nile".
pink_floyd_fan  7/23/2006
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Cornelia Scipio Cornelia Scipio was the daughter of Scribonia Libo and the consul Publius Cornelius Scipio Salvito. She married the son of Lucius Paullus. Her husband was Lucius Aemilius Paullus, who served as a censor and brother to consul Aemilius Lepidus Paullus. Their son Lucius Aemilius Paullus married his cousin Vipsania Julia and their son Marcus Aemilius Lepidus (consul 6 AD) became a senator. She was the elder half-sister of Julia the Elder and aunt to Gaius Caesar, Vipsania Julia, Lucius Caesar, Agrippina the Elder and Postumus Agrippa.
Cardwitch  4/6/2006
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Dutch pronunciation is kor-NAY-lee-ah. [noted -ed]
X-Mar  2/19/2006
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Famous bearer: Author Cornelia Funke (Dragon Rider, Inkheart, Inkspell, etc.)
Arowen Half-Elven  1/9/2006

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