Pronounced Pron. KOR-day (English), kor-DAY (French)
Other Forms FormsCordon, Cordin, Corden
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Contributor Contrib.vbaud on 7/29/2018
Either from the French word corde meaning "cord/rope/string", or from the Latin word cor meaning "heart." This was the surname of Charlotte Corday, the assassin who killed Jacobin leader Jean-Paul Marat during the French revolution.