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What does Delilah mean?

Delilah Pronunciation of Delilah [delilah] as a girls' name is pronounced dee-LYE-lah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Delilah is "languishing, lovelorn, seductive". Biblical: the woman who beguiled Samson into revealing the secret of his superhuman strength.

Associated with: biblical, strength.


Delilah has 4 variants: Dalila, Delila, Lila and Lilah.

Affiliated girl name: Lyla.

Creative forms:
(female) Delilla, Dililah, ..

(male) Delilar, Delilde, ..

Middle name pairings:
Delilah Kensley (D.K.), ..

How popular is Delilah?

Delilah is a very prominent first name for women (#1095 out of 4276, Top 26%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Delilah reached its peak position of #116 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Lila (#199 from current records), Lilah (#314), Dalila (#1615) and Delila are the popular variation forms of Delilah (#116 from current records) rated in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Delilah was widespread in 2015 (median #848). Delilah, Lilah and Lila are three of the more contemporarily stylish girl names here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Delilah, Dalila, Delila, Lila, Lilah in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Aaliyah, Adellah, Alicah, Alikah, Aliyah, Alizah, Alliah, Beaulah, Beulah, Bewlah, Daijah, Daliah, Dalina, Daliyah, Dalyah, Danila, Datiah (see Datya), Decima, Deelia, Deija, Deijah, Dela, Delana, Delena, Delfa, Delfina, Delia, Delie, Delight, Delina, Delinda, Deline, Delisa, Delisha, Delissa, Deliza, Della, Dellina, Delpha, Demia, Demonah, Denah, Denica, Denisa, Denita, Derica, Devorah, Diella, Dila, Dilla, Docila, Dyllan, Eilah, Galilah, Geiliyah, Gelila, Gelilah, Gilah, Giliyah, Glilah (see Galila), Jamilah, Kalilah, Keilah, Kelila, Kelulah, Keziah, Kylilah, Leelah, Leilah, Nabilah, Nailah, Peliah, Selimah, Tzilah and Zillah. These names tend to be less frequently used than Delilah.

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