First name origin & meaning:
Latin: Horn; hornblower
First name variations: Cornel, Corneille, Cornelio, Cornelious, Cornelus, Corney, Cornilius, Kornelious, Kornelis, Kornelius, Neal, Neel, Neil, Neely, Cornell, Cornelius
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: apparently a metonymic occupational name for a
crossbowman who specialized in fighting from the battlements of
castles, from Anglo-Norman French carnel ‘battlement’,
‘embrasure’ (a metathesized form of crenel, Late Latin
crenellus, a diminutive of crena ‘notch’).
- English: reduced form of Carbonell or Cardinal.
- Swedish: the second element -ell is a common suffix of
Swedish surnames, taken from the Latin adjectival ending
-elius. The first element is unexplained.
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