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What does Dalia mean?

Dalia Pronunciation of Dalia [dalia] as a girls' name is pronounced DAL-yah. It is of Arabic and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Dalia is "gentle; slender branch, tendril". See also Dahlia.

Associated with: arabic, gentle, slender (little).


Dalia has 7 variants: Daliah, Dalila, Dalit, Daliya, Daliyah, Dalya and Dalyah.

5 more alternative forms via Dahlia: Dahiana, Dahl, Daleia, Dalla and Dayha.

Creative forms:
(female) Dablia, Davlia, ..

(male) Daell, Daliav, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dalia Alia (D.A.), ..

How popular is Dalia?

Dalia is a very prominent first name for females (#1201 out of 4276, Top 28%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#39885 out of 150436, Top 27%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Dalia entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its top position of #485 in the U.S. in the year 1994, and is currently at #1036. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Dahlia (#412 from current records) and Dalila (#1615) are the popular related forms of Dalia (#1036 from current records) appearing in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Dalia was at its most widespread in 2015 (usage of 0.1%). Dalia is the firm favorite, though Dahlia is now the preferred form.

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

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

Similar Names

Dalia is alike in pronunciation to Daly, Dayla, Deelia, Dela, Delia, Delie, Della, Delli, Delly, Delya, Diella, Dila, Dilla, Dilli, Dola, Dolli, Dollie and Dolly. Other suggested similar names are Belia, Carlia, Chalia, Dacia, Dagna, Dahlina, Dai, Dail, Daina, Dale, Dalina, Dalise, Dalma, Damia, Damian, Dania, Danna, Danya, Darda, Daria, Darian, Dasya, Datia, Davia, Davida, Daya, Delfa, Delila, Delma, Delta, Donia, Dosia, Dulsia, Ellia, Galia, Gallia, Halia, Kadia, Kalia, Lalia, Maleia, Malia, Naia, Nania, Ovalia, Pazia, Rania, Razia, Salvia, Silia, Talia, Tania, Tatia, Zakia, Zalia, Zaria and Zolia. These names tend to be less commonly used than Dalia.

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