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Meaning & History
Short form of both CORNELIS and CORNELIUS (for men) and CORNELIA (for women), but the name is most often encountered on men. It is unisex in the Netherlands, but strictly masculine in Flanders, the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium.Notable bearers of this name include the Flemish soccer player Corneel De Ceulaer (b. 1947), the Flemish author Corneel van Kuyck (1919-1991) and the Flemish scientist and Nobel Prize winner Corneille "Corneel" Heymans (1892-1968).