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Usage: English, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, German, Romanian, Greek Mythology

Scripts: Δηλια (Ancient Greek)

Pronounced: DEE-lee-ə (English) DEHL-yə (English), DEH-lya (Italian, Danish, German), deh-LYA (Spanish), DEH-li-a (Swedish), deh-lee-A (Romanian)

Meaning: Means "of Delos" in Greek. This is the name the epithet of the Greek goddess Artemis, given because she and her twin brother Apollo were born on the island of Delos. The name appeared in several poems of the 16th and 17th centuries, and it has occasionally been used as a given name since that time.
It is also used as the short form of names that begin and end with (Delia).
RHAWK3935  8/1/2019
My name is Delia and I was born in 2000. Personally I have never met a person with my name at all. It's such an uncommon name to come by.
― Anonymous User  2/21/2019
Also pronounced "DE-lee-ə".
― Anonymous User  2/12/2019
In 2018, 53 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Delia* who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 1, 258th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.

*as a first name, not a nickname.
― Anonymous User  10/8/2018
It's very pretty, and I like the meaning.
kayisforkeen  8/23/2018
It's an okay name, but I think it sounds incomplete. While I know it's an epithet for Artemis, it looks like a nickname for Cordelia, or other names ending with -Delia.
― Anonymous User  8/23/2018
Delia is also a coat worn by Polish nobility in the 16th-19th century, as well as a genus of flies.
― Anonymous User  8/23/2018
I'm fairly neutral about this name. It sounds pretty ordinary, but is not super common. I'd have to see it on the right person.
saranade  7/27/2018
The name Delia was given to 118 girls born in the US in 2016.
― Anonymous User  2/28/2018
I have an ancestor named Delia (great-great-great grandmother), and I think it's a lovely name.
erb816  8/23/2016
395 Delia is a large Main belt asteroid.
Aledis  8/23/2016
From all the comments, it appears that Delia is more popular in the United States as the name of a fictional character rather than as the name for a real life woman.
Karen Middleton  8/23/2016
This name is simply beautiful. Every positive adjective can be used to describe it. If you are considering this name for your little girl, some combos I have that you more than welcome to take a look at are:

Delia Violet
Delia Savannah
Elowen Delia
Sarah Delia
Eleanor Delia.
― Anonymous User  4/24/2016
The name is also used in Sweden, and Denmark.
jegharenbumsipanden  3/22/2016
This is my given name at birth. I am 48 and most people don't like their name, but I love my name. Sometimes it's shortened and I am called Del or Dee.
Del  2/8/2016
Strangely enough, I could never figure out if I like this name or not. It sounds kind of weird to me, as does Dahlia. I do think it works on young and old, and sounds spunky, though.
silly_rabbit  8/16/2015
Delia is the heroine in the Grateful Dead song "Stagger Lee". My daughter is Dhelia with an h to make it different.
jamiemetzger  4/13/2014
Delia Delfano is a main character on the Disney sitcom "I Didn't Do It".
Quamalamalam  2/18/2014
Delia was the name of the little girl Cerberus saved from a shark. She was later killed by a trick of Hades' and Cerberus agreed to guard the gates of the underworld for 1000 years in exchange for Hades returning her spirit.
Jay3  11/20/2013
I prefer this to the very trendy at the moment Delilah.
― Anonymous User  8/23/2013
The name Delia was given to 215 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/16/2013
Eh, I don't really like this name too much. But there is a chain of stores called Delia's, and they have pretty cute clothes :)
― Anonymous User  1/19/2013
I've always pronounced it "DELeeə".
― Anonymous User  8/23/2012
I thought 'Delia' was a type of flower. Maybe I was thinking of 'Dahlia'...
foreverslowly  7/27/2012
Delos means "clear, shining", so I imagine that Delia's meaning would be derived from that.
New_Chloe  6/23/2011
Italian Pronunciation:


"E" in "De" is spoken as "Aye" or otherwise "Eyh." The "I" in "Li" should be stressed to "EE." And last but certainly not least "A," as in "Father."
Francesca  4/27/2011
Like it. Simple, beautiful, not overused, it's even easy to pronounce. I wish people would surf around for names like this instead of harping on Ava, Emma, Isabella. Trendy much? Delia is way better. Plus there are not many girl names beginning with 'D' that don't sound old ladyish.
JW41926  3/24/2011
Such a pretty name! She's soft and light and though not quite elegant, still pretty and graceful enough to to dance with the prince at the ball.
Davidica  8/23/2010
Pretty and elegant name.
Hushpuppy  8/23/2009
Pretty, elegant, and it's easy to come up with a nickname-- Lia.
-Julia-  8/23/2009
I found one of my Irish ancestors went by the name of Bridget early in her life and Delia later. Investigating, I found that one form of Bridget is Bedelia, shortened to Delia. I am told by an Irish friend that this form of Bridget is still found in the west of Ireland. I recommend you should include this derivation of the name Delia in your list. See also, where Bridget/Bedelia/Delia is listed.
[noted -ed]
CCon  8/6/2009
Also, a common nickname used by the Irish for Bridget.
cairosam  3/9/2009
Delia Deitz is the stepmother in "Beetlejuice" played by Catherine O'Hara.
wbbuff  2/20/2009
In the book 'Vanishing Acts' by Jodi Picoult, one of the main characters is called Delia. Her real name is Cordelia, but she rarely ever uses it. She is a very cool character, a fairly young adult (I think maybe in her late twenties or early thirties or something) and has a daughter called Sophie and a fiance called Eric.
Saffine Grace  1/22/2009
Delia Banks is the name of Camryn Manheim's recurring character on the Ghost Whisperer starring Jennifer Love Hewitt.
DeliaDelia  1/9/2009
The Roman poet Tibullus (ca. 54-19 BC) addressed some of his love elegies to a woman he called Delia.
Cass  8/23/2008
"Hey There Delia" is a Plain White Tees song.
glo827  7/26/2008
Actually, the girl The Plain White T's sing about is called Delilah, NOT Delia. The song is therefore called "Hey There Delilah".
LoQuiero  8/23/2008
Delia is the name of a character from The Truth about Forever by Sarah Dessen. Honestly a good book and also a good author.

I really like the whole meaning behind Delia. I love Artemis in Greek mythology and this is another way besides Cynthia (as well as Artemis itself) to honor that.
Libby2  2/3/2008
"Delia's Gone" is the name of a song by Johnny Cash.
scholasticastewart  12/26/2007
Princess Delia is a princess in "Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses".
― Anonymous User  12/4/2007
I like this name! There is a store called Delia's in my town, and I didn't know it was a real name untill I looked it up here!
smurphul  9/17/2007
I like this name a lot - it's feminine, but not overly dainty. I would use "Li" (pronounced "lee") as a nickname.
― Anonymous User  9/6/2007
Name of the day on Thursday, August 23rd, 2007.
ArielleirA  8/23/2007
Delia Ketchum is the mother of Ash Ketchum on Pokemon.
sabrinafaye  8/6/2007
In the 1977 movie "Wizards", the fairy queen Delia of Montegar was the mother of Avatar and Blackwolf. The movie was produced by Ralph Bakshi. (On a side note, it was a very interesting film. It's not what you expect.)
― Anonymous User  7/1/2007
It´s also the Czech and Slovak form.
Karcoolka  6/26/2007
Delia is a lovely name. It is the name of our first daughter. It has a very elven, playful feel to it, yet also very fitting for an older woman. Such a beautiful name!
― Anonymous User  6/25/2007
Can be a last name.
Koolgal  4/19/2007
Delia Derbyshire - the incredible lady responsible for the creation of the iconic Dr Who theme song. She worked for the BBC's Radiophonic Workshop and devoted her life to making interesting soundscapes. Our future daughter will be named after her.
miss  2/24/2007
The Bob Dylan song "Delia" is about a woman by that name.
dollrock  2/15/2007
Delia Peabody is one of the main characters in the In Death series by J. D. Robb.
― Anonymous User  2/4/2007
Cute name.
― Anonymous User  1/23/2007
Delia is the name of a character on 'Everwood'.
Jenna9792  12/28/2006
Delia was the fire-haired stepmom of Lydia in Beetlejuice.
claraelizabethann  9/29/2006
Delia Smith is a well-known British cook.
emeraldstar  7/1/2006
Delia is also used in Romania.
anishtephan  6/30/2006
Delia's is the name of a catalog for teen girl's clothing.
― Anonymous User  7/5/2005
This is the name of a city in Kansas.
wiswina  5/28/2005
Also it was an epithet of the Greek goddess Demetra, and the collective noun for the nymphs of Delos island.
Damis  3/20/2005

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