I think Cordelia is lovely, kind o f quirky but charming. It's been getting a lot of love around the forums lately
I agree with alexa400... I love its quirkiness...
It's one of my favourite names ever! Gorgeous, elegant, a girl who can hold her own and more. The Shakespeare connection is a bonus for me (I first heard it in Anne of Green Gables- one of my favourite series since forever- and loved it for the sound, long before I had read any Shakespeare). ladyliterature, great username by the way!
I love Cordelia!
It's origins are uncertain, however. Here are the three most popular theories:
The most popular belief that it is from the Greek Kore (daughter) and -alia (sea), translating to daughter of the sea.
Another common theory is that it comes from the Latin -cordis, which means 'heart', combined the feminine ending -elia.
Cordelia could also be an Anglicized version of the Celtic Cordeilla, which is a name of unknown meaning that was one of the daughters of King Lear in Shakespeare.
Whatever meaning you choose, the name has solid credentials, along with the nicknames Cora, Delia, Lia, Dell, Cori and Cia (Kia).