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Del (girl)

What does Del mean?

Del Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: noble, kind (gracious).

Variations

Del has 2 variants: Dell and Delle.

Del has 12 more related forms via Adelaide: Ada, Adel, Adela, Adele, Adell, Adey, Adi, Ado, Ady, Della, Delli and Delly.

Creative forms:
(female) Diel, Dil, ..

(male) Deldi, Delo, ..

Middle name pairings:
Del Brynn (D.B.), ..

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)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Adelaide (#273 in 2015), Ada (#357), Adele (#652), Adela (#1123), Della (#1178), Dell, Adell and Adel are the prominent alternative forms of Del (not in Top 2000). Other forms, like Delli, are uncommon. These forms of Del were popular as baby names during the years 1880-1889 (adoption of 0.71%) and are now much less popular (adoption 0.16%, 78%), with versions such as Ada becoming somewhat outmoded. Adelaide is the most contemporarily stylish name for newborns in this compilation. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ada, Adel, Adela, Adelaide, Adele in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Adell, Dell, Della in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Del is pronounced similarly to Dael, Dahl, Dail, Daile, Dale, Dayle, Dielle and Doll. Other suggested similar names are Bel, De-, Dea, Deb, Dee, Dela, Mel and Nel. These names tend to be more commonly used than Del.

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