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What does Dela mean?

Dela Pronunciation of Dela as a girls' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of the name Dela is "small winged one; pleasure, delight". Dela is a variant form of Alida (Latin): also respelling of Alda. Dela is also a variant of Delicia (Latin): used in the Roman Empire.


ASSOCIATED WITH small (little), pleasure (joy)


VARIANTS Dila, Della

OTHER FORMS VIA ALIDA, DELICIA Adela, Alda, Aleda, Aleta, Allda, Dee, Delice, Delis, Delisa, Delise, Delisha, Delissa, Deliz, Deliza, Dellis, Delyse, Delysia, Delyssa, Didi, Dilla, Leda, Ledah, Lida, Lita, Lyda, Oleda, Oleta



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How popular is Dela?

Dela is an uncommonly occurring first name for women but a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#78326 out of 150436, Top 52%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Dela entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its peak rank of #1983 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dela name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Della (#861 VIA LATEST LIST), Adela (#1229), Alda, Aleda, Aleta, Alida, Dee, Delicia, Delisa, Leda, Lida, Lita, Lyda and Oleta are the prominent variation forms of Dela listed in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Delyse, are seldom used. These forms of Dela were popular as birth names a century ago (ADOPTION OF 0.52%) and have become much less common since (ADOPTION 0.03%, 94.3%), with forms like Alida going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dela, Adela, Alda, Aleda, Aleta in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alida, Dee, Delicia, Delisa, Della in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leda, Lida, Lita, Lyda, Oleta in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Dela is alike in pronunciation to Dahlia, Daleia, Dalia, Daliah, Daliya, Dalla, Daly, Dalya, Dalyah, Dayla, Deelia, Delia, Delie, Delli, Delly, Delya, Diella, Dilli, Dola, Dolli and Dolly. Other recommended sound-alike names are Aila, Ala, Arla, Caela, Cala, Cela, Dael, Dale, Dalma, De-, Dea, Deana, Decca, Deija, Deja, Deka, Del, Delena, Delfa, Dell, Delle, Dellta (see Delta), Delma, Delta, Demia, Dena, Denae, Desma, Dessa, Deva, Doll, Dreda, Isla, Jeyla, Joela, Keala, Keela, Keila, Lela, Loela, Lyla, Mela, Merla, Nela, Odela, Pella, Seila, Sela, Sula, Tola, Tula, Ulla, Vala and Verla. These names tend to be more commonly used than Dela.

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