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What does Delly mean?

Delly Pronunciation of Delly [del-ly] as a name for girls is of Old German derivation, and the meaning of the name Delly is "noble kind". Delly is a version of Adelaide (Old German): from adal heid. Delly is also a variant of Adeline (Old German).

Associated with: noble, kind (gracious).


Delly has 2 variants: Della and Delli.

10 more related forms via Adelaide, Adeline: Adell, Adella, Adelle, Del, Delina, Deline, Dell, Delle, Dellina and Delyne.

Creative forms:
(female) Delby, Doly, ..

(male) Delley, Dello, ..

Middle name pairings:
Delly Noelia (D.N.), ..

How popular is Delly?

Delly is an uncommonly occurring first name for females but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#57090 out of 150436, Top 38%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Adeline (#135 in 2015), Adelaide (#273), Della (#1178), Dell, Delina, Adella, Adell and Adelle are the prominent variation forms of Delly (not ranked) ranked in the Top 2000. These forms of Delly were at the height of their popularity in the 1880s (median #645) and are somewhat less conventional today (#1448, down 37.9%), with forms such as Adell becoming somewhat dated. Adeline and Adelaide are two of the more contemporarily stylish baby names among these. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Delina, Dell, Della in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Delly is alike in pronunciation to Dalia, Daliya, Dalla, Daly, Dalya, Dayla, Deelia, Dela, Delia, Delie, Delya, Diella, Dila, Dilla, Dilli, Dola, Dollee, Dolley, Dolli, Dollie and Dolly. Other suggested similar names are Ally, Billy, Cally, Cilly, Colly, Delany, Delfa, Delila, Delis, Deliz, Dellis, Dellta (see Delta), Delma, Delmi, Delmy, Delta, Delyn, Denay, Deney, Denny, Dielle, Dillys, Doll, Dulcy, Emelly, Gilly, Hally, Hedly, Hilly, Holly, Jilly, Joelly, Jully, Kally, Kealy, Kelly, Lally, Lesly, Lilly, Lolly, Mally, Melly, Milly, Molly, Neely, Nelly, Polly, Reilly, Sally, Seely, Shelly, Tally, Tilly and Tully. These names tend to be more frequently used than Delly.

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