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Cornelia
Gender Female
Origin Latin
Related names Cornelius
Popularity Popular names page

Cornelia is a feminine given name. It is a feminine form of the name Cornelius.[1] Cornelia may refer to:

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People

In Ancient Rome, Cornelia was the name of the women born in all the branches of the Cornelii family. For a list of the notable Roman women, see: Cornelia (gens).

Other people named Cornelia:

Places

Places named Cornelia include:

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References

  1. ^ MFnames.com - Origin and Meaning of Cornelia

1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

CORNELIA (2nd cent. B.C.), daughter of Scipio Africanus the Elder, mother of the Gracchi and of Sempronia, the wife of Scipio Africanus the Younger. On the death of her husband, refusing numerous offers of marriage, she devoted herself to the education of her twelve children. She was so devoted to her sons Tiberius and Gaius that it was even asserted that she was concerned in the death of her son-in-law Scipio, who by his achievements had eclipsed the fame of the Gracchi, and was said to have approved of the murder of Tiberius. When asked to show her jewels she presented her sons, and on her death a statue was erected to her memory inscribed, "Cornelia, the mother of the Gracchi." After the murder of her second son Gaius she retired to Misenum, where she devoted herself to Greek and Latin literature, and to the society of men of letters. She was a highly educated woman, and her letters were celebrated for their beauty of style. The genuineness of the two fragments of a letter from her to her son Gaius, printed in some editions of Cornelius Nepos, is disputed.

See L. Mercklin, De Corneliae vita (1844), of no great value; J. SOrgel, Cornelia, die Mutter der Gracchen (1868), a short popular sketch.


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English

Etymology

Latin Cornelia, name of a famous Roman matron, feminine form of the gens name Cornelius; in continental Europe, also a feminine form of the saint's name Cornelius.

Proper noun

Singular
Cornelia

Plural
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Cornelia

  1. A female given name in quiet use since the 18th century.

Derived terms

  • variants and pet forms: Corrie.

Anagrams


Dutch

Proper noun

Cornelia

  1. A female given name, feminine of Cornelis.

Derived terms


German

Proper noun

Cornelia

  1. A female given name of Latin origin.

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