What does Del mean?
(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. Below is a charted study of the ranking of Del and related names. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
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.See names in meaning and etymology.