Queen Cordelia was a legendary Queen of the Britons and the youngest daughter of King Leir whose story was adapted by Shakespeare in the early 1600s for
King Lear. Cordelia is the name of a moon of Uranus and of a butterfly. The name is also an Anglicization of the Welsh goddess, Creiddylad.


  • english:
  • latin: Warm-hearted, loving; In King Lear, Cordelia is the princess noted for her unwavering honesty and her undying devotion to her father.
  • welsh: Jewel of the sea


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Famous Namesakes:

fictional detective Cordelia Gay in the works of P.D. James, fictional character Cordelia Chase in TV''s Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel series