From an old Roman family name, Cornélius, which is of uncertain origin, possibly a derivative of Latin cornu ‘horn’. This was the name of a 3rd-century pope who is venerated as a saint. The name was particularly popular in the Low Countries, and immigrants contributed to its frequency in the north of England from the 1400s. However, it is now seldom used in Britain.
English: 1. topographic name for someone who lived by a hedgerow or in a row of houses built next to one another, from Middle English row (northern Middle English raw, from Old English rāw). 2. from the medieval personal name Row, a variant of Rou(l) (see Rollo, Rolf) or a short form of Rowland. 3. English name adopted by bearers of French Baillargeon.