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Meaning and name origin

Del \del\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's 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-.

For more information, see also related boy names Abdul and Dalbert.


Del is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1122 out of 1220, Top 92%) and also a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#64682 out of 88799, Top 73%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Del for boys. Del reached its highest rank of #712 in the U.S. in 1950-1959. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Del name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Del outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Del and related names. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Del and Abdul. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Abdul, Del in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Del is also pronounced similarly 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.