What does Del mean?
Del /del/ [1 syll.] 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 in 2014), 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). Forms like Adi are uncommon. These girl names were at the height of their popularity during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.4653%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.2495%, ▼46.4%), with versions such as Adelia, Adella, Adelle, Adela and Adell becoming somewhat outmoded. Adelaide (#316), Adelyn (#197), Ada (#382) and Heidi (#347) are four of the more contemporarily stylish names for newborns in this compilation, and there is also a rekindling in birth name usage for Ada and Adelaide. 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.