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What does Della mean?

Della \d(el)-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.

For more on this name, see also related girl names Alida, Cordelia and Delicia.

Della has 34 more different forms via Adela, Adelaide, Adeline: Ada, Adalia, Addala, Addalla, Adel, Adela, Adele, Adelei, Adelia, Adelina, Adelis, Adelita, Adell, Adella, Adellah, Adelle, Adelyn, Ahdella, Dahlina, Dalina, Daline, Dallina, Del, Delina, Deline, Delli, Dellina, Delly, Delyne, Edelie, Edelle, Elke, Heidi and Lina.


Della is a very prominent first name for females (#376 out of 4276, Top 9%) and a slightly less prominent surname for both adults and children (#52227 out of 88799, Top 59%). (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. then, 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. Ada (#382 the previous year), Adela, Adelaide (#316), Adele (#764), Adelia, Adelina (#531), Adeline (#219), Adell, Adella, Adelle, Adelyn (#197), Alida, Cordelia (#993), Dell, Heidi (#347) and Lina (#767) are the prominent variation forms of Della listed in the Top 1000. Usage of this girl name was at its peak during 1880-1889 and has become significantly less since, with versions such as Adela, Adelle, Alida, Dell and Della becoming somewhat outmoded. The most fashionable girl names in this compilation are Ada (#382), Adelaide (#316), Adelina (#531), Adeline (#219) and Adelyn (#197), with Ada, Adelaide, Adelina and Adeline having a resurgence in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ada, Adela, Adelaide, Adele, Adelia, Adelina, Adeline, Adell, Adella, Adelle in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Adelyn, Alida, Cordelia, Dell, Della, Heidi, Lina in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Heidi, Lina outside U.S.

Similar 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.