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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Cordelia

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Cordelia in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Cordelia:

  • Records indicate that 5,495 girls in the United States have been named Cordelia since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1916, when 147 people in the U.S. were given the name Cordelia. Those people are now 104 years old.

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      16 Positive Comments

  • "I named my daughter Cordilia and love it. We call her by so many nicknames DD Dillie Dilla thee list can go on forever. Her favorite is DD. Its a great name and i love how uncommon it is." Apr. 18, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my daughter?s name, Cordelia Juliet. I chose the name because of Anne of Green Gables. It?s been one of my favorite names for as long as I can remember. I love that it is unique but still an actual name, not something fabricated. We call her Cori for short. I can?t think of any name that would better suit my little redhead." Nov. 8, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughters name is Cordelia. The babysitter and little ones call her baby Delia or we call her CAM because her initials spell that out. I have a lot of medical issues and a super common name so I decided that I needed to give her a name strong enough as she will be. Because Cordelia means lion hearted I decided it would be fitting and she has been living up to her name. She truly is a Cordelia." Jun. 14, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Cordelia and I am very proud to have this name. I was named after my grandmother Cordelia Nan,who had died when my mother was 16 and now I am 16 and found out my name was veary pretty" Apr. 17, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Cordelia. She is 1 year old. I (also) named her for Anne of Green Gables as well as a Great Grandmother. I agree that it's beautiful and timeless. I always imagined we would call her "Delia" but as soon as we agreed (well as soon as my husband agreed because I always knew) on Cordelia we felt like Cordi was a more fitting name. She fits her name perfectly so far! I was sad to see that it had gained some popularity in 2017 because I love how underused and unique it is." Jun. 13, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a poet/writer and I am loooking for a psuedonym for one genre of my work. I am also known as 'poet on the beach' and live on the beach in Wales so it seems most appropriate." Apr. 27, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Cordelia. She loves her name. All of her friends call her Cordy for short. Frequently people will call her Courtney instead which she hates. She never had a problem learning how to spell her name. She is now 11 years old." Mar. 19, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My third daughter we named Codelia Annabella Pixie, but we call her Cordi Ann for short. We love her name. Fell in love with it from Anne of green Gable." Feb. 14, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love this name and would love to name my first baby girl this. It's a beautiful name and it's very unusual and unique. I also love it's meaning. I have only known one person with this name and it fits her well. But a lot of people don't know how to say it and i always correct them and when they say that it's a weird and stupid name, I always say that it's really pretty and it makes her even more unique." Jul. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was named Cordelia (core-dill-yah) after my paternal grandmother who had been named after her grandmother. I had a lot of problems with the spelling since everyone always called me Cory. (Which in the late 60's & early 70's had it's own gender issue.) In fourth grade the teacher asked us to spell out our complete name. I remember being horribly embarrassed that I couldn't and had to raise my hand. The teacher asked what was my complete name. When I told her she cringed and said to just write Cory. Since then I've come to appreciate the family history of my name and love it. It gets misspelled frequently. Usually Cordella. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" has helped make Cordelia a somewhat more popular name." Jul. 10, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love this name soo much!! i have always wanted to name my first daughter cordelia ever since i read the ann of green gables books. nicknames i feel would be cute are Corey or delia" Apr. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am 61 years old and was named Cordelia Jane for my great grandmother whom my mother adored. As a small child, I had a difficult time spelling it! My nickname became De-De, growing to Dee-Dee, becoming Deedie and finally Dee. I love my "official" name and would not trade it for the world. I am known by both Dee and Cordelia. It means "jewel of the sea" in the Welsh language. Cordelia was the good daughter in Shakespeare's "King Lear." Your little girl will not need her first name plus a last name initial in grade school. She will be the only one, and if she does not treasure the name at first, she will grow to love its timeless feminine beauty with age as I have!!!" Jan. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is a gorgeous name. I plan on naming a daughter this and calling her Cora for short." Sep. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a 3.5 year old named Cordelia Allana Wynd. I love that's it's feminine but not overused." Sep. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our youngest Cordelia Rae. We like the fact that it is not too common and she won't have other other classmates with the same name. It's an older name but very appropriate for today. I like Cordy for short, but my wife hates that, so we usually just use her full name." Aug. 14, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "people are not sure how to pronounce or spell it at first." Jun. 24, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      5 Neutral Comments

  • "I am named Cordelia and I am 10 years old. I dont really like my name that much because people always spell it and say it wrong. The other thing I dont really like about it is that its kind of old timey. The good thing about it is that people seem to like it becuase its a "Classic". Another thing is that when I was little I said my name like "Deeda" because I couldn't say it." Dec. 28, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi, my name is Cordelia and im 16. I?ve never met anyone with my name my mom got it from her favorite tv show Buffy and it?s spin off angel and I love how not many people have this name I love to be the only one at my school with this name it?s great unlike all the jasmines and Gabby?s at my school with all pretty common names. I?m so glad that my name isn?t basic like everyone else?s" Nov. 4, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Cordelia, I am 13 years old. I love my name it's suits me and it's unique. I am disappointed that more and more people are called Cordelia but it's a beautiful name. I have red hair, green eyes, and my name is Cordelia I really stand out. My friends and close family call me Cor, Cor Cor, Cordy, and many more. What's really special is when I go shopping or on vacation people always compliment me. everyone who has this name should feel so lucky and that everyone with it is a one of a kind." Mar. 13, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my 2 year old daughter Cordelia Rhiannon. Sje cant say her name and when he does she says 'Deeda' so thays what I tend to call her. Sometimes we may call her Cordilee. I had never met another Cordelia and love how unique it is. I hate the common names like Sophia, Emma, ect. Im dissapointed that the name is picking up in popularity :( I love how rare it is and the compliments people give us when they hear her name." Jan. 6, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Cordelia, my most famous nickname is Dia and i am 11." Feb. 11, 2018: Report as inappropriate

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