There are multiple origins and translations for the name Cornelius:
1. Comes from the Latin word (cornu) interpretation - "horn; strict, quick-tempered; obstinate; stubborn", or comes from (cornus) - "dogwood, dog-tree". Cornelia gens - was a patrician family at Ancient Rome.
2. Derived from the English word (corn) means - "hospitable person".
St Cornelius was one of the 48 Martyrs of Lyons (177 AD). Also with him martyred at this time were: Blandina, Photinus, Zacharias, Epagatus, Macarius, Alcibiades, Silvius, Primus, Ulpius, Vitalis, Cominus, October, Philuminus, Geminus, Iulia, Albina, Grata, Rogata, Oemilia, Potamia, Pompeia, Rhodana, Biblis, Quartia, Materna, Helpes, Sanctus, Maturus, Attalus, Alexander, Ponticus, Arisceus, Iosinus, Titus, Ivlius, Zoticus, Apollonius, Geminianus, Ivlia, Auzonia, Cemlia, Jamnica, Domna, Iusta, Trophima and Antonia.
Pope who ruled from 251 to 253. After a long vacancy, when the persecution of Christians ended during the reign of Decius (249- 251gg.), was elected by the majority. Patron of cattle (because of his name). He is one of four Saints marshals.