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What does Dalit mean?

Dalit Pronunciation of Dalit as a girls' name. The name Dalit means "gentle; slender branch, tendril". Dalit is an alternate spelling of Dalia (Arabic, Hebrew): see also Dahlia.


ASSOCIATED WITH gentle, slender (little)


RELATIONS VIA DALIA Daliah, Dalila, Daliya, Daliyah, Dalya, Dalyah

(female) Daglit, ..

(male) Dadi, ..

Dalit Westlyn (D.W.), ..

How popular is Dalit?

Dalit is an unusual given name for women but a somewhat prominent last name for all people (#97384 out of 150436, Top 65%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Dalia (#1051 FROM RECENT DATA) and Dalila (#1480) are the popular related forms of Dalit (NOT RANKED). Adoption of these relations of Dalit was more pronounced among parents in 1994 (AVERAGE #1080) and is somewhat lower today (#1265, 32.2%). (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dalia, Dalila in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Dalit is pronounced similarly to Delight. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Cait, Dacia, Dacie, Dahlia, Dai, Dail, Dale, Daleia, Dalina, Daline, Dalise, Dalla, Dallis, Dalma, Daly, Damalit (see Damaris), Damia, Damita, Danet, Dani, Dania, Danie, Danit, Danita, Dari, Daria, Dasie, Datia, Davia, Davita, Delia, Delie, Delis, Deliz, Dorit, Dylis, Galit, Ganit, Jafit, Janit, Kait, Marit, Navit, Oralit (see Oralee), Pazit, Ranit, Tait and Talmit (see Talma). These names tend to be more commonly used than Dalit.

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