What does Della mean?
Della [del-la] as a girls' name is pronounced DEL-ah. It is of German origin, and the meaning of Della is "noble". Short form of Adela, Adeline, and Adelaide. Used as an independent name since the 1870s. Singer Della Reese.
Associated with: noble.
(female) Delo, Tala, ..
(male) Delda, Dellav, .. Middle name pairings:
Della Salome (D.S.), ..
How popular is Della?
Della is a very prominent first name for females (#376 out of 4276, Top 9%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#43955 out of 150436, Top 29%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Della reached its peak rank of #68 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is currently at #1178. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Adela (#1123 the previous year), Adelaide (#273), Adelia, Adeline (#135), Adell, Adella, Adelle, Alida, Cordelia (#948), Delicia, Delina and Dell are the prominent variation forms of Della (#1178 the previous year) listed in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Del, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Della was more pronounced among parents in the 1880s (median #682) and is somewhat lower today (#1512, ▼44%). Adeline has historically been the top pick of parents, although Adelaide appears to be gaining favor too, while forms such as Alida used to be popular.
Della▼ is alike in pronunciation to Dahlia▲, Daleia, Dalia, Daliah, Daliya, Dalla, Daly, Dalya, Dalyah, Dayla, Deelia, Dela, Delia▼, Delie, Delya, Diella, Dila, Dilla, Dilli, Dola, Dollee, Dolley, Dolli, Dollie▼ and Dolly▼. Other recommended names are Bella, Billa, Calla, Ceila, Cilla, Dallas▲, Deana▼, Decka, Deka, Delfa, Delila, Delis, Delisa, Dellis, Dellta (see Delta), Delma▼, Delpha, Delta, Dena▼, Denna, Dervla, Detta, Devra, Dielle, Doll, Donella, Dyllan, Galla, Geila, Gelila, Hella, Keala, Keela, Lalla, Leola▼, Leyla▲, Lilla▼, Lolla, Mella, Milla, Neila, Nella, Pella, Raella, Rella, Sela, Shella, Tekla, Verla▼ and Zilla. These names tend to be less frequently used than Della.See names in meaning and etymology.