Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. kawr-NEH-lya(German) kor-NEH-lya(Italian) kawr-NEH-lee-a(Dutch) kawr-NEE-lee-ə(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Feminine form of Cornelius. In the 2nd century BC it was borne by Cornelia Scipionis Africana (the daughter of the military hero Scipio Africanus), the mother of the two reformers known as the Gracchi. After her death she was regarded as an example of the ideal Roman woman. The name was revived in the 18th century.

Related Names

DiminutivesCora, Lia, Nele, Nelly, Kora(German) Corrie, Corry, Lia, Lieke, Neeltje, Nele, Cokkie(Dutch)
Masculine FormsCornelius(German) Cornel, Corneliu(Romanian) Cornelio(Italian) Cornelis, Cornelius, Kerneels(Dutch) Cornelius(English) Cornelius(Ancient Roman)
Other Languages & CulturesKorneliya(Bulgarian) Kornelija(Croatian) Kornélie, Nela(Czech) Nele(Estonian) Cornélie(French) Kornélia, Nelli(Hungarian) Kornelia(Polish) Kornelija(Serbian) Kornélia(Slovak)


People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   natural   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   complex   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

Austria: March 31


Entry updated April 5, 2022