What does Dahlia mean?
Dahlia /dah-lia/ as a girls' name is pronounced DAL-yah. It is of Swedish and Scandinavian origin, and the meaning of Dahlia is "valley". Also the flower named for 18th-century Swedish botanist Anders Dahl.
How popular is Dahlia?
Dahlia is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#2344 out of 4276, Top 55%) but an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Dahlia for girls. Dahlia was first listed in 2006 and reached its highest rank of #438 in the U.S. in 2013, and is at #445 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Dahlia and associated names. Dalia (#949 2 years ago) is the only other popular related form of Dahlia (#445 2 years ago) listed in the Top 1000. Adoption of these relations of Dahlia is at its apex today (average #697). Dalia is the clear favorite, although Dahlia seems to be becoming a favorite too, while Dalia is no longer trendy. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Dahlia▲ is alike in pronunciation to Daliah, Daliya, Dalya, Dayla, Deelia and Delia▼. Other recommended similar baby names are Dahlina and Tahlia. These names tend to be less frequently used than Dahlia.