Romanian, variation of Cornelius; tree name"horn"
Cornel Origin and Meaning
The name Cornel is boy's name .
People are likely to want to put that second - Cornell University inspired - L on the end of this name, when in fact it has a completely different etymology. This name is very popular in Romania though American public intellectural Cornel West and South African athlete Cornel Fredericks broadens its use beyond Eastern Europe.
Famous People Named Cornel
- Cornel Wilde (born Kornél Lajos Weisz)American actor
- Cornel Ronald WestAmerican philosopher and activist