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What does Del mean?

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). Seldom used as a given name for baby girls.


Del has 2 variants: Dell and Delle.

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. This girl name was at the height of its popularity during the years 1880-1889 and is 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ada, Adela, Adelaide, Adele, Adelia, Adell, Adella, Adelle, Adelyn, Dell in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Della, Heidi in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Heidi outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.