Cordelia

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Cordelia
Cordelia - William Frederick Yeames.jpg
GenderFeminine
Language(s)English
Origin
Word/nameuncertain; possibly related to the word cordial (literally "heartfelt, from the heart")
Meaningallegedly "heart" or "daughter of the sea(-god)"
Other names
Nickname(s)Delia, Dilly, Rory
Related namesCordeilla, Cordélia, Cordell, Cordilla, Cordoylla, Cordula, Creurdilad?
 
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For other uses, see Cordelia (disambiguation).
Cordelia
Cordelia - William Frederick Yeames.jpg
GenderFeminine
Language(s)English
Origin
Word/nameuncertain; possibly related to the word cordial (literally "heartfelt, from the heart")
Meaningallegedly "heart" or "daughter of the sea(-god)"
Other names
Nickname(s)Delia, Dilly, Rory
Related namesCordeilla, Cordélia, Cordell, Cordilla, Cordoylla, Cordula, Creurdilad?

Cordelia is a feminine given name, popularly associated with Latin cor (genitive cordis) "heart". It was borne by the tragic heroine of Shakespeare's King Lear (1606), a character based on the legendary queen Cordeilla.[1] The name is of uncertain origin as is related to the Celtic Welsh name Creiddylad, allegedly meaning 'jewel of the sea', although it may also be related to French through the Latin root for 'coeur de lion', translating as 'heart of a lion'.

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  1. ^ Uckelman, Sara L. (21 January 2007). "Concerning the Name Cordelia". MedievalScotland.org. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  2. ^ C de C ([1])
  3. ^ Cordelia Agnes Greene