Meaning of Delilah
and the Origins of this baby name
The name Delilah has the following meaning:
In Hebrew, it means "lovelorn and seductive". Though brought to prominence by the song "Delilah", it is actually more famous for its appearance in the Old Testament. As the mistress of Samson, Delilah cuts her husband's hair to sap his strength, as the story goes.
It is a female name, suitable for baby girls.
As a baby girl name, Delilah is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 626 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).
In 2009, the name Delilah rose in popularity, moving up the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 2 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 191 in the Top 1000 charts.
The following chart shows the popularity of the name Delilah in the USA, over the past 100 years.
The name Delilah is pronounced as duh-ly-lah
The following names are baby names related to Delilah and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Delilah: Boys - Abner
, Girls - Avie
, Both genders - Edna
Common nicknames for the name Delilah are: Del, Lila
We think the name Delilah should fall under the following style category: Biblical
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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Delilah to be: A pretty, seductive, dark-haired woman who is not trustworthy
In one word, you might describe Delilah as a(n) "seductive
See other "seductive" names for girls