August 29, 2014 § 1 Comment
From “Cordeilla”, a Celtic name, meaning unknown.
VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Cordeilla, Cordie, Cordula, Cordy, Delia, Della, etc.
REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Cordelia Burr, an ungainly lass with a sore heart, in need of comfort and friendship, in “A Little Boarding-School Samaritan”, from Nora Perry’s A Flock of Girls and Boys (1895).