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What does Delilah mean?

Delilah Pronunciation of Delilah as a girls' name is pronounced dee-LYE-lah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Delilah is "languishing, lovelorn, seductive". Biblical: the woman who beguiled Samson into revealing the secret of his superhuman strength.


ASSOCIATED WITH biblical, strength


VARIANTS Dalila, Delila, Lila, Lilah




Delilah Lylah (D.L.), ..

How popular is Delilah?

Delilah is a very prominent first name for women (#1095 out of 4276, Top 26%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Delilah reached its apex position of #94 in the U.S. in 2018. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular varying forms of Delilah (#94 LAST YEAR) appearing in the Top 2000 are Lyla (#128), Lila (#224), Lilah (#287), Dalila (#1480) and Delila. Usage of these forms of Delilah is at its highest today (USAGE OF 0.5%). Lila is more universally found than the rest, though Lyla has grown trendy as well over time.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Delilah, Dalila, Delila, Lila, Lilah, Lyla in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Delilah, Lyla outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Aaliyah, Adellah, Alicah, Alikah, Aliyah, Alizah, Alliah, Beaulah, Beulah, Bewlah, Daijah, Daliah, Dalina, Daliyah, Dalyah, Danila, Datiah (see Datya), Decima, Deelia, Deija, Deijah, Dela, Delana, Delena, Delfa, Delfina, Delia, Delie, Delight, Delina, Delinda, Deline, Delisa, Delisha, Delissa, Deliza, Della, Dellina, Delpha, Demia, Demonah, Denah, Denica, Denisa, Denita, Derica, Devorah, Diella, Dila, Dilla, Docila, Dyllan, Eilah, Galilah, Geiliyah, Gelila, Gelilah, Gilah, Giliyah, Glilah (see Galila), Jamilah, Kalilah, Keilah, Kelila, Kelulah, Keziah, Kylilah, Leelah, Leilah, Nabilah, Nailah, Peliah, Selimah, Tzilah and Zillah. These names tend to be less frequently used than Delilah.

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