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