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Gender Masculine & Feminine
Pronounced Pron. kawr-NAY:L(Dutch)  [key]
Other Forms FormsKorneel

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).
Added 7/8/2013 by X-Mar
Edited 2/11/2019 by Lucille and LMS