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Meaning of Delia

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The name Delia has the following meaning:

Derived from the Greek language, meaning "From Delos". Possibly a reference to the goddess Artemis from Greek Mythology, as she was born in Delos. It may also have been derived from Cordelia. It has retained an average popularity ever since its appearance.
It is a female name, suitable for baby girls.


As a baby girl name, Delia is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 996 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In both Years 2008 and 2009, the name Delia remained at the same ranking of 1000. (A ranking of 1000 means that this name ranked 1000 or poorer in the 2008/2009 popularity surveys)

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Delia in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Delia is pronounced as dee-lee-yuh


Delia originates from the Greek language.

See other suggested Greek girl baby names.

Related names

The following names are baby names related to Delia and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Delia: Boys - Damary, Geo, Girls - Cassandra, Dessa, Katherine, Moira, Phyllis, Both genders - Agnes, Alpha, Andra, Andrew, Angel, Barbara


Popular Variants for the name Delia: Cordelia (Latin), Dalylah, Deelea, Deelya, Dehlia, Deilyuh, Delea, Deleah, Deliah, Deliya, Deliyah, Delya


Common nicknames for the name Delia are: Dee


We think the name Delia should fall under the following style category: Traditional.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Delia to be: A scatterbrained, helpless, but hilarious girl

In one word, you might describe Delia as a(n) "scatterbrained" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Delia (or its variants) are:

Delia Derbyshire, born on 5 May, a famous musician. Delia Derbyshire's background: British musician and composer. She was a pioneer of Electronic music and best known for the electronic realisation of Ron Grainer's theme music to the British sci-fi show Doctor Who.
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Daisy (144)
Diamond (226)
Denise (335)
Daniella (338)
Dulce (430)
Deja (473)
Daphne (573)
Deborah (600)
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