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This is the name of the character in JKR's famous Harry Potter books: Cornelius Fudge.
-- Anonymous User  8/4/2005
There was a Cornelius I went to school with and everyone called him "Corny."
-- breakofday  12/7/2005
Birth name of actor Chevy Chase.
-- Anonymous User  12/28/2005
In the film "Thumbelina", Cornelius was the Prince of the Fairies.
-- Arowen Half-Elven  1/9/2006
Dutch pronunciation is kor-NAY-lee-us. [noted -ed]
-- X-Mar  2/19/2006
Cornelii was one of the greatest families in Ancient Rome. Their family branches included the Scipiones, Dolabellae, Sullae and Cinnae. For the men of the family were all named Cornelius, the women were Cornelia. The Cornelii Scipiones were the prominent family branch as they were descended from Pompey the Great and related to the imperial family through Augustus' daughter Julia (Whose mother was Scribonia, the great-granddaughter of Pompey the Great).
-- Cardwitch  4/6/2006
Cornelius is the name of Babar the elephant's father. (Cornelius is the king)
-- indigopearl  8/2/2006
There is a Japanese electronic artist Cornelius (Keigo Oyamada). He took his name from the ape Dr Cornelius in "Planet of Apes".
-- Ylva  10/20/2006
It's a family name of mine. My great grandfather was Cornelius, my grandfather's middle name is Cornelius, and so is mine. I love it, not because it's particularly nice, but it's cool to not have a middle name like James or John, and it's cool in a retro vintage way.
-- TheLastMontague  5/8/2007
In the book series Demonata there's a character named Cornelius but when he was a little kid the closest he could come to pronouncing it was kernel so they stuck with it and that's what he's called. He says he doesn't like the name Cornelius and insists on being called kernel.
-- scott  10/25/2007
Cornelius is the name of the title character's half-dwarf professor in CS Lewis' "Prince Caspian." [Spoiler warning] It is also the name of adult Lewis (the orphan, not the afore mentioned author) in the movie "Meet the Robinsons."
-- Atarah Derek  2/29/2008
In Luc Besson's 1997 Sci-Fi classic "The Fifth Element", English actor Ian Holm portrays a priest named Vito Cornelius.

A joke in the film is how Leeloo, a major character in the film, pronounces Cornelius as cor-nee-lee-oos.
-- tu_es_faux  3/8/2008
This name is out of fashion and ancient. Kinda reminds me of a slang "corny", corns, and vomit. If you're deciding to give your son this name, have mercy! Name him something else cleaner like Claudius instead!
-- alexa7289  1/20/2009
Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix, Roman general, consul and dictator, rival of Gaius Marius. Also a lead in Colleen McCullough's Masters of Rome series.
-- Patria-Sue  3/23/2009
Pronounced kawr-NE-lee-uws in German. [noted -ed]

This is one of my best friends' name. He's kind of annoyed by his name because he gets called Constantin and Claudius all the time.
-- mafiosa  8/6/2009
Sometimes after knowing someone with a name, it changes your impression of that name. This is one of those names for me. My first impression was cool name, but not on a real person. But after knowing a boy named Cornelius, I must say I really like the name! Very pleasing to say/sounding, great meaning/story behind it too! The Cornelius I know does not go by any nicknames, but I could see Neil as a clever little nickname.
-- mom2zeke  1/26/2010
This name was used for one of the five playable characters in the award-winning Playstation 2 role-playing game Odin Sphere.
-- missmarlenesinclair  5/7/2010
This is the birth name of musician Neil Finn (of Crowded House): Cornelius Mullane Finn.
-- goricar  6/17/2010
I adopted a kitten named Cornelius in 1996. We thought we'd call him "Nels" for short, but he already knew his name, so he stayed Cornelius, "Corn", and other nicknames. I came to love the name as I loved my cat. I read in several places that the name means "battle horn". Cornelius died this week, but the new kitten we adopted in June is named Cornelia Rose, after him. We call her "Nell". I think Cornelia is a beautiful name!
-- celt56  9/24/2010
Gibby's middle name is Cornelius from iCarly!
-- Liesl  10/7/2010
Cornelius McGillicuddy, Sr., known as Connie Mack, was an American baseball player, manager and team owner (as I also noted under "Connie).
-- Kosta  3/22/2011
I wouldn't use it on a child because of the religious connotations, but I still think it's a charming name for a boy of any age.
-- bathos  3/27/2011
In F. Anstey's novel Vice Versa, there is a character named Cornelius Coggs.
-- ALOF10  11/17/2011
There is a song called "Cornelius" by the Newsboys. It is about the Cornelius in the Bible.
-- ALOF10  11/17/2011

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