Meaning and Name Origin
Del \del\ as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Del). The meaning of Del is "noble kind". Del is a variation of Adelaide (Old German): from adal heid, via French Adélaïde. Seldom used as a given name for baby girls.
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.
Del is an uncommon first name for females but a somewhat popular surname for both adults and children (#64682 out of 88799, Top 73%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Del and related names. 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 (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000. These girl names were at the height of their popularity during the years 1880-1889 and are now much less popular, with versions such as Adelle, Dell, Della, Adella 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, with Ada and Adelaide going through a rekindling in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)
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.