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