Cordelia Gender Feminine Language(s) English Origin Word/name uncertain; possibly related to the word (literally "heartfelt, from the cordial heart") Meaning allegedly "heart" or "daughter of the sea( -god)" Other names Nickname(s) Delia, Dilly, Rory Related names Cordeilla, Cordélia, Cordell, Cordilla, Cordoylla, Cordula, Creurdilad?
Look up in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Cordelia Cordelia is a feminine given name, popularly associated with Latin ( cor genitive ) " cordis heart". It was borne by the tragic heroine of Shakespeare's (1606), a character based on the King Lear legendary queen Cordeilla. 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'. [1 ] People [edit ] Cordelia Botkin, American murderer Cordelia of Britain, legendary queen of the Britons, youngest daughter of King Leir Cordelia Bugeja, British actress Cordelia de Castellane, French designer [2 ] Cordelia Fine, British academic psychologist and writer Cordelia Agnes Greene, 19th-century physician, philanthropist and suffragist from Upstate New York [3 ] Cordelia Harvey, First Lady of Wisconsin Governor Louis Harvey, known for founding Civil War Orphans homes and advocating for war field hospital conditions Cordelia Hawkins, eponym of the U.S. town of Cordele, Georgia Cordelia Scaife May, philanthropist Cordelia Mendoza, American antiquarian Cordelia Strube, Canadian playwright and novelist Cordelia Wilson, painter of New Mexico and American Southwest landscapes Cordelia Abidaoud, Phoenician princess In fiction [edit ] Cordelia (King Lear), a central character in William Shakespeare's tragic play , based on the story of King Lear King Leir An anglicization of , the name of a character in Creiddylad Welsh mythology Cordelia Abbott, in the television soap opera The Young And The Restless Cordelia Blake, titular character of the Winston Graham novel Cordelia (published in 1949) Cordelia Chase, character in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel Cordelia Flakk, character in Jasper Fforde's Lost in a Good Book Lady Cordelia Flyte, in (1945) by Brideshead Revisited Evelyn Waugh Cordelia Gray, in two books by P.D. James Cordelia Naismith, in the Vorkosigan Saga novels by Lois McMaster Bujold Cordelia Ransom, in the Honorverse novels by David Weber Dutch adult comic strip by Belgian cartoonist "ILAH" Inge Heremans The main character of the short story "Cordelia the Crude" by Wallace Thurman Cordelia Frost, character in MARVEL's "Emma Frost" comics, Emmas's sister. Cordelia is a 1980 Québec movie starring Louise Portal About real life Cordelia Corriveau who was hanged in 1763 in Saint-Vallier, Québec, after being condemned for murdering her husband. She was after her death exposed in an iron cage at a crossroad. Cordelia Winthrop Scott, 2011 Film Monte Carlo played by Selena Gomez Cordelia Foxx, character in "American Horror Story: Coven" Music [edit ] Cordelia, track written by Gordon Downie of The Tragically Hip; album: Road Apples (1991) Anime [edit ] References [edit ] ^ Uckelman, Sara L. (21 January 2007). "Concerning the Name . MedievalScotland.org Cordelia" . Retrieved . 5 January 2013 ^ C de C ( ) ^ Cordelia Agnes Greene