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What does Dahlia mean?

Dahlia Pronunciation of Dahlia [dahlia] 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.

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

(male) Dahdix, Dahley, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dahlia Sandra (D.S.), ..

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)

Dahlia was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its highest rank of #412 in the U.S. in 2015. (2015 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.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Dalia (#1036 from current records) is the only other popular related form of Dahlia (#412 from current records) listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Dahlia is at its apex today (average #724). 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.

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