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pinWhat 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.


Della has 4 variants: Dell, Delle, Dellene and Delline.

Affiliated girl names: Alida, Cordelia and Delicia.

Della has 17 more different relations via Adela, Adelaide, Adeline: Adela, Adelia, Adell, Adella, Adellah, Adelle, Ahdella, Dalina, Dallina, Del, Delina, Deline, Delli, Dellina, Delly, Delyne and Edelle.

Kreatif forms: Delna, Deola. [more]

pinHow 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. Census)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Della for girls. Della reached its peak rank of #68 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the girl name Della and associated names. Adela, Adelaide (#316 the previous year), Adelia, Adeline (#219), Adell, Adella, Adelle, Alida, Cordelia (#993) and Dell are the prominent variation forms of Della listed in the Top 1000. Other forms, like Dellina, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Della was more pronounced among parents during 1880-1889 (median #465) and has become significantly less since (#866, 74.95%). Adeline has historically been the top pick of parents, although Adelaide appears to be gaining favor too, while forms such as Adela, Adelle, Alida, Dell and Della used to be popular. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Della, Adela, Adelaide, Adelia, Adeline in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Adell, Adella, Adelle, Alida, Cordelia, Dell in U.S.

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

pinSimilar Names

Della is alike in pronunciation to Dalia, Dalla, Dalya, Dayla, Deelia, Dela, Delia, Delie, Delya, Diella, Dila, Dilla, Dilli, Dola, Dolli and Dolly. Other recommended similar baby names are Bella, Delfa, Delila, Dellta, Delma, Delta, Dielle, Doll, Hella, Mella, Nella, Pella and Rella. These names tend to be less frequently used than Della.