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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.

Associated with: scandinavian, flower, 18th century.


Dahlia has 6 variants: Dahiana, Dahl, Daleia, Dalia, Dalla and Dayha.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Dailia, Deylia, ..

(male) Dahdix, Dahley, ..

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. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the baby name statistics of Dahlia for girls. Dahlia was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its highest rank of #438 in the U.S. in 2013, and is at #445 currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dahlia name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Dahlia outside U.S.

Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Dahlia and associated names. Dalia (#949 from current records) is the only other popular related form of Dahlia (#445 from current records) listed in the Top 2000. 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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dahlia, Dalia in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Dahlia and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Dahlia is alike in pronunciation to Daliah, Daliya, Daliyah, Daly, Dalya, Dalyah, Dayla, Deelia, Dela, Delia, Delie, Della, Delli, Delya, Diella, Dila, Dilla, Dilli, Dola, Dolli and Dollie. Other recommended names are Cahlie, Callia, Carlia, Caylia, Dacia, Dael, Dahlina, Dahna, Dahnya, Dail, Daile, Dale, Dalila, Dalina, Dalit, Dallina, Dallis, Dalma, Damia, Dania, Dannia, Darcia, Daria, Darla, Darlina, Datia, Davia, Dayle, Galia, Gallia, Halia, Kahla, Kahli, Kalia, Lalia, Lallia, Mahalia, Mahelia, Malia, Sahlma, Tahlia, Tahnia, Talia, Tallia, Vallia, Zalia and Zaylia. These names tend to be less frequently used than Dahlia.