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Dell (girl)

What does Dell mean?

Dell Pronunciation of Dell [dell] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Dell) has its roots in Old German and German, and Dell means "noble kind". Dell is a version of Adelaide (Old German): from adal heid. Dell is also a derivative of Della (German).

Associated with: noble, kind (gracious).


Dell has 2 variants: Del and Delle.

10 more relations via Adelaide, Della: Adel, Adela, Adele, Adell, Adella, Adelle, Dellene, Delli, Delline and Delly.

Creative forms:
(female) Deal, Dill, ..

(male) Deda, Dely, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dell Tianna (D.T.), ..

How popular is Dell?

Dell is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2523 out of 4276, Top 59%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#3802 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Dell reached its apex position of #689 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Adelaide (#273 from current records), Adele (#652), Adela (#1123), Della (#1178), Adelle, Adell, Adel and Adella are the prominent variation forms of Dell. Adoption of these relations of Dell was widespread among parents in the 1880s (average #684) and is now significantly lower (#1469, down 72%), with forms such as Adele falling out of fashion. Adelaide has been the top favorite.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dell, Adel, Adela, Adelaide, Adele in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Adell, Adella, Adelle, Della in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Dell is pronounced similarly to Dael, Dahl, Dail, Daile, Dale, Dayle, Dielle and Doll. Other suggested similar names are Bell, Chell, Dalla, Daly, Danell, De-, Dea, Deb, Debb, Debi, Debs, Dede, Dee, Deja, Deka, Dela, Delfa, Delia, Delie, Delila, Delis, Deliz, Dellis, Dellta (see Delta), Delma, Delmi, Delmy, Delta, Delya, Delyn, Demi, Dena, Dene, Denell, Deni, Deon, Deva, Devi, Diella, Dila, Dilla, Dilli, Dola, Dolli, Dolly, Donell, Gill, Gull, Hill, Jill, Joell, Jyll, Moll, Nell, Noell, Odell, Peall, Poll, Shell, Teall and Teill. These names tend to be less frequently used than Dell.

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