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What does Dalila mean?

Dalila /da-li-la/ as a girls' name is of Swahili and Tanzanian origin, and the meaning of Dalila is "delicate, gentle".


Dalila has 1 variant: Lila.

Affiliated girl names: Dalia and Delilah.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Dalica, Dalilar, ..

(male) Dalidi, Daliladi, ..

How popular is Dalila?

Dalila is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2371 out of 4276, Top 55%) but a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


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

Charted below is the birth name history of Dalila for girls. Dalila was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its apex position of #1214 in the U.S. in 2009, and is at #1461 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Below is a charted analysis of the history of the girl name Dalila and related names. Dalia (#949 in 2014), Delilah (#130) and Lila (#183) are the popular related forms of Dalila (#1461 in 2014). These relations of Dalila were at the peak of their popularity in 2014 (average #680). Delilah and Lila are two of the more fashionable birth names among these.

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

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

Similar Names


Dalila is pronounced similarly to Delila. Other suggested similar names are Caila, Calla, Dacia, Dahlia, Dahlina, Dail, Daile, Daira, Daleia, Dalena, Daliah, Dalicia, Dalina, Daline, Dalisha, Dalit, Daliya, Daliyah, Dallas, Dallina, Damia, Damita, Dania, Danica, Daniela, Danika, Danila, Danira, Darla, Darlina, Datia, Davida, Davita, Dayla, Delina, Delisa, Deliza, Della, Dilla, Docila, Gaila, Galia, Galla, Glila, Halia, Halima, Jalisa, Jaliza, Jamila, Kaila, Kalia, Kalifa, Kalilah, Kalina, Kalla, Kamila, Kylila (see Kalila), Laila, Lalika, Lalla, Malia, Malika, Malina, Malita, Nabila, Palila, Salima, Salina, Talija, Talina, Talisa, Talula, Valina and Valla. These names tend to be less commonly used than Dalila.