What does Del mean?
Del /del/ as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Del) is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Del is "noble kind". Del is an alternate spelling of Adelaide (Old German): from adal heid. Compare surname Deal.
Del has 26 more related forms via Adelaide: Ada▲, Adde, Addey, Addi, Addy, Adel, Adela▼, Adele▼, Adelei, Adelia▼, Adelis, Adell▼, Adella▼, Adelle▼, Adelyn▲, Adey, Adi, Ado, Ady, Aide, Della▼, Delli, Delly, Elke, Heidi▲ and Lady.Kreatif forms: Deldi, Delne, Didel. [more]
How popular is Del?
Del is an uncommon first name for females but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#72905 out of 150436, Top 48%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Adelyn (#197 2 years ago), Adelaide (#316), Heidi (#347), Ada (#382), Adele (#764), Dell, Della, Adell, Adela, Adelia, Adella and Adelle are the prominent alternative forms of Del (not in Top 1000). Other forms, like Adi, are uncommon. These forms of Del were popular as baby names during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.4653%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.2495%, ▼46.4%), with versions such as Adelia, Adella, Adelle, Adela and Adell becoming somewhat outmoded. Heidi is the steady favorite, though Adelyn is currently more frequently used. Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Del and related names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Del is pronounced similarly to Dael, Dahl, Dail, Dale▼ and Doll. Other suggested similar baby names are Bel, Daly, De-, Dea, Deb, Dee▼, Dela, Delia▼, Delie, Delya, Dila, Dola, Mel and Nel. These names tend to be more commonly used than Del.