Cornelius was first used as Roman family name. It is likely derived from the Latin element cornu, which means "horn." In the Bible, Cornelius was a man who converted to Christianity after speaking with the apostle Peter.
Similar Names: Cornel, Cornall
Famous Cornelius Names: Cornelius Cole (politician), Cornelius "Chevy" Chase (actor)
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