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What does Delia mean?

Delia Pronunciation of Delia [delia] as a girls' name is pronounced DEEL-yah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Delia is "from Delos". Mythology: the island of Delos was Artemis's birthplace. Delias is also used as a short form of Cordelia and Adelia. Author Delia Ephron.

Associated with: greek, mythology.


Delia has 2 variants: Deelia and Delya.

Related girl names: Amelia and Bedelia.

6 more related forms via Adelia, Cordelia: Adalia, Adela, Adella, Delie, Della and Kodelia.

Creative forms:
(female) Dele, Dolia, ..

(male) Dedil, Deley, ..

Middle name pairings:
Delia Kenzie (D.K.), ..

How popular is Delia?

Delia is a very popular first name for women (#462 out of 4276, Top 11%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#6559 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Delia was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its highest rank of #141 in the U.S. then, and is at #1241 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Delia name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Adalia (#1846 via latest list), Adela (#1123), Adelia, Adella, Amelia (#12), Cordelia (#948) and Della (#1178) are the popular varying forms of Delia (#1241 via latest list). These forms of Delia were popular with parents presently (adoption of 0.75%). Amelia is a perennial favorite, while versions like Cordelia are now somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Delia, Adalia, Adela, Adelia, Adella in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Amelia, Cordelia, Della in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Delia is pronounced similarly to Dahlia, Daleia, Dalia, Daliah, Daliya, Daliyah, Dalla, Daly, Dalya, Dalyah, Dayla, Dela, Delli, Delly, Diella, Dila, Dilla, Dilli, Dola, Dolli, Dollie and Dolly. Other suggested similar names are Abelia, Belia, Belvia, Celia, Dacia, Deana, Decia, Decka, Del, Delara, Delena, Delfa, Delfina, Delila, Delilah, Delina, Delis, Delisa, Deliz, Deliza, Dell, Delle, Dellis, Delma, Delora, Deloria, Delpha, Delphia, Delta, Demia, Denia, Desma, Devi, Devra, Docia, Dosia, Dylis, Ellia, Femia, Filia, Galia, Helia, Hellia, Kalia, Lelia, Loelia, Media, Melia, Nelia, Pelia, Selia, Ubelia and Zelia. These names tend to be less frequently used than Delia.