Gender Feminine
Scripts דְּלִילָה(Ancient Hebrew)
Pronounced Pron. /dɪ.ˈlaɪ.lə/(English)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Means "delicate, weak, languishing" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament she is the lover of Samson, whom she betrays to the Philistines by cutting his hair, which is the source of his power. Despite her character flaws, the name began to be used by the Puritans in the 17th century. It has been used occasionally in the English-speaking world since that time.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesDalida(Biblical Greek) Dalila(Biblical Latin) Dalila(French) Dalila(Italian) Dalila(Portuguese) Dalila(Spanish)


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Entry updated May 29, 2020