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What does Delilah mean?

Delilah \d(e)-li-lah\ 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.


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

For more information, see also the related girl name Lyla.


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)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Delilah for girls. Delilah reached its apex position of #130 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Delilah name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Delilah and related names. Popular varying forms of Delilah (#130 last year) appearing in the Top 1000 are Lyla (#140 last year), Lila (#183), Lilah (#312) and Delila. Usage of these girl names is at its highest today (usage of 0.647%). Delilah (#130), Lilah (#312), Lyla (#140) and Lila (#183) are four of the more chic girl names in this compilation, and there is also a revival in baby name usage for Delilah, Lila, Lilah and Lyla. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Delila, Delilah, Lila, Lilah, Lyla in U.S.

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

Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Gelilah. This name tends to be less frequently used than Delilah.