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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.

Variations

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. Demographics)

Charted below is the birth name statistics of Delilah for girls. Delilah reached its apex position of #116 in the U.S. in 2015. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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. Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Delilah and related names. Popular varying forms of Delilah (#116 last year) appearing in the Top 2000 are Lyla (#142 last year), Lila (#199), Lilah (#314), Dalila (#1615) and Delila. Usage of these forms of Delilah is at its highest today (usage of 0.5%). Lila is more universally found than the rest, though Lilah has grown trendy as well over time.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lyla 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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