What does Del mean?
Del /del/ [1 syll.] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Del) is pronounced del. It is of French origin, and the meaning of Del is "of the". Surname prefix. Used today as an independent name and as a short form of names beginning with Del-.
VariationsKreatif forms: Delde, Deldi, Didel. [more]
How popular is Del?
Del is a somewhat popular first name for men (#1122 out of 1220, Top 92%) and an even more popular last name for all people (#72905 out of 150436, Top 48%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Del for boys. Del was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its top rank of #712 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Del and corresponding names. The only other popular alternative form of Del is Abdul. These boy names were at the height of their popularity during the years 1950-1959 (usage of 0.144%) and are now less widespread, with the form Del becoming less in vogue. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Del▼ is alike in pronunciation to Dael, Dal, Dale▼ and Dell▼. Other suggested similar baby names are Daly, De-, Dee▼, Deli, Den, Des, Dev, Dex and Mel▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Del.