- I am a huge fan of Anne of Green Gables and if she thinks this is a pretty name, I do too :P Actually I thought it pretty gross all those years ago when I first heard it, but it has grown on me and now I think it is quirky, fun and yet pretty and serious at the same time.
- Another literary name, that of the loyal daughter in King Lear. Unusual, attractive, many nicknames can be derived from this name for a young child.
- It's unusual, but not made up, and it sounds elegant and strong.
- It sounds foreign and beautiful
The name Cordelia was coined by Shakespeare for his 1606 play King Lear. He based the name on Cordeilla, which was how the name was recorded by medieval historian Geoffrey of Monmouth in his 1136 Historia Regum Brittaniae. The name may ultimately come from the Welsh name Creuddylad, which may come from elements meaning "engenderer of water."
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