Cordelia is a girl’s name of Latin origin and is commonly accepted as a variation of the Latin word “cor” which means “heart.” This beautiful name has a romantic and antique ring to it and you might recognize it from Shakespeare’s King Lear. Another possible origin of Cordelia exists, further adding to the attractiveness of this sweet name. Research suggests that it might also come from the Welsh name Creiddylad, meaning “jewel of the sea.” Whichever meaning you prefer, Cordelia is undoubtedly a striking and unique name that will do baby justice.
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