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Gender: Male Meaning of Cordell: "maker or seller of rope or cord" Origin of Cordell: English occupational name

The name Cordell is a boy's name of English origin meaning "maker or seller of rope or cord". Cordell and is often added to lists like Boy Names That Can Start with a C or a K and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

This is a name that deserves more attention. Cordell is an occupational name that, through its similarity in sound to Cornell, Denzel, Dashiell, Boswell and Maxwell, feels both on-trend and upmarket.

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Famous People Named Cordell

Cordell Hull, 47th U.S. Secretary of State, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize
Cordell Cato, Trinidadian footballer
Cordell "Boogie" Mosson, American bassist of Parliament-Funkadelic
Cordell Miller Crockett, American bassist of Ugly Kid Joe
Cordell Broadus, son of rapper Snoop Dogg
Cordell Jackson, American female guitarist

Pop Culture References for the name Cordell

Cordell Walker, title character of TV show "Walker, Texas Ranger"

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danirose01 Says:


It's like a male Cordelia. It sounds fancy. C'mon NB, I know you love Cordelia.

Mario500 Says:


I don't believe the description means every name with "ell" is "down market".

thorn144 Says:


Yeah this name description is ridiculous. Are they saying it's "down-market" because Cordell is associated with being a black name? I've had enough

southern.maple Says:


Isabelle must also be down market.

Christina25 Says:


Agreed. My own name ends with -ell...thanks a lot, nameberry >_>

indiefendi2 Says:


I don't think the suffix makes it "down market".