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Origin of the name CORDELIA.
Etymology of the name CORDELIA.
Meaning of the baby name CORDELIA.


CORDELIA.  Shakespeare's English form of Welsh Creirdyddlydd (q.v.), meaning "token of the flowing tide" or "daughter of the sea."  Also see Cordeilla.  Usage: America, Australia, Canada, England, France, Great Britain.
    Cordelia Fine, an Australian academic psychologist and writer.  Cordelia Bugeja, a British actress.  Cordelia Mendoza, an American author and antiques expert. (Wiki)

... Shakespeare loved his sweet Cordelia too well to stain her with self-murder, and, though omitting all allusion to Christianity, made her in all her ways and actions a true Christian, and never perhaps showed more consummate art than in producing so perfect an effect with a person so chary of her words...
    Cordelia is hereditary in some Irish families; but is chiefly used for love of Shakespeare's heroine of filial love. (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884)


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