What does Del mean?
Del /del/ 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-.
(male) Diel, Dil, ..
(female) Dedi, Deldi, ..
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 1910-1919 and reached its top rank of #698 in the U.S. during 1950-1959, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Del and corresponding names. The only other popular alternative form of Del is Abdul (#1537 a year ago). These relations of Del were at the height of their popularity in the 1970s (average #1075) and are somewhat less widespread today (#1768, 40% less usage).
Del is alike in pronunciation to Dael, Daile, Dal, Dale▼, Dalle, Dayle, Dell▼ and Doyle▼. Other suggested similar names are De-, Dee▼, Deli, Den, Des, Dev, Dex and Mel. These names tend to be less commonly used than Del.