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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 information, 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 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. 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 these girl names was at its peak during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.4895%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.2638%, down 46.1%), 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), and there is a resurgence in birth name popularity for Ada, Adelaide, Adelina and Adeline. (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.