Cornelius is a masculine name of Latin origin. It is derived from the Latin word "cornu," which means "horn." If music is an integral part of your life or you love playing brass instruments, Cornelius is a fun name to celebrate your interests. Baby Cornelius may be inspired to take to the stage or make a powerful impact wherever they go with this old-school name. To make Cornelius shorter and even sweeter, you can abbreviate it to Cory or Neil. Harry Potter fans may also recognize this name from Cornelius Fudge, the malevolent Minister of Magic in the fictional series.
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