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It could be a nickname for Adeline, Adelina, Aldreda, Alexandra, Drusilla and Dulcibella.
Lumi  5/8/2019
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In 2018, 50 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Della who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 1, 079th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/5/2018
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Could be a nickname for Delphia, prettier than Delphine or Delphina.
― Anonymous User  8/23/2018
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My name is Della. I love the name my parents gave me, it's so different, and a unique name.
It's been so hard to find my name in jewellery and a lot of stuff.

That's why I think my name Della is so powerful, strong, understanding, loving, giving, and empathy, lightworker, happy, sensitive, etc...
Thank you Mom and Dad. May you both rest in peace. Till we meet again...
― Anonymous User  7/1/2018
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Della is my great grandmother's first name, though she goes by her middle name. I asked her why she doesn’t go by Della, if she doesn’t like it or whatnot. She replied that her parents always called her by her middle name. I think this name is gorgeous and it’s on my list ;)
LV51sfan91  3/23/2018
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This is the form of her name my grandma uses. Her actual name is Ardella.
― Anonymous User  1/11/2018
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This name was used by my dad's grandmother, and I've always loved it. I think it's cute! El, Ellie, or Ella can be great nick names.
wiccawolveswriter  10/28/2017
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My great grandmother went by Della. Her full name was Delilah, but spelled "Dellila".
ageknocksloraine  2/18/2017
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The name Della was given to 213 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/16/2016
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Della (or Dela) has been used as a nickname for my name (Delaney) fairly often.
Delaney_  12/26/2015
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Della is beautiful and classy. Just like Barbara Hale and the character she portrayed for so long, Della Street.
Del in Welsh means "pretty" and has given rise to "Delyth" so Del makes a cute nickname for Della, though it hardly needs one.
Just Jonquil  3/29/2015
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Della can be a nickname for Delilah.
― Anonymous User  1/3/2015
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The name Della is extemely ugly in my opinion. It's a weird name. The "Dell" part reminds me of the computer company. :/ I think Bella and Ella are prettier names.
― Anonymous User  10/27/2014
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The name Della has actually grown on me! I take back what I said! I now think this name is just as pretty as Bella and Ella. :D.
― Anonymous User  7/19/2015
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The name Della was given to 172 baby girls born in the US in 2012. I really like this name a lot, it's sweet but mature and very underused. It would be a great alternative to Bella and Ella, which are very trendy at the moment.
Oohvintage  7/17/2013
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I like this as a nickname for Delphine or Delphina.
mcferryboats  12/7/2011
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This is my mom's middle name. I find it very, very pretty. If I ever have a daughter, her name might be Della.
blondieboo629  7/29/2011
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I love this name! It sounds s simple and elegant, and it's quite unique, the only Della I've ever heard of is Della Reese.
Della reminds me of a beautiful young woman with pale skin and dark, questioning eyes, and naturally dark, curly hair. And it ages quite well, too.
DaphneSusan  1/6/2011
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I think Della is a lovely and strong name. I know someone who has this name only it's spelled "Delah."
― Anonymous User  4/13/2010
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Della was a fairly common name for girls in the decades around the turn of the 20th century but by the 1930s it fell out of popularity and it hasn't been on the top 1000 in the US for quite some time. I always associate this name with the Jazz Age; it just sounds like the name of a flapper girl to me. It sounds both feminine and strong, and I love the meaning of the names it'd derived from. I could seriously consider it for a daughter one day.
britto08  1/27/2010
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Famous bearers (besides Della Reese).

- Della Fox (1870-1913): American singing comedienne.

- Della Moore (1880-1926?): the girlfriend of the Old West outlaw Kid Curry, who rode with the Wild Bunch gang.

- Della Griffin (1925- ): jazz musician; member of two of the first all female R&B groups in the 1950s, The Enchanters and The Dell-Tones.

- Della Jones (born 1946): Welsh opera singer.

- Della Butcher (1922-1993): British patron of Singapore art.

- Della Purves (1945-2008): Scottish botanical artist.

- Della Leiter: Fictional character in the James Bond series. A friend of Bond, she is killed by a druglord's henchmen in "A License to Kill" and Bond avenges her death.

- Della Duck: Donald Duck's twin sister; also the mother of Huey, Dewey and Louie Duck.

- Della Falls: a waterfall on Vancouver Island in Canada. A prospector discovered the falls in 1899 and named them after his wife.

I also want to add that "Della" means "of the" in Italian.
― Anonymous User  8/8/2009
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Della Frye is the name of Rachel McAdam's character in State of Play.
elysa  4/19/2009
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I once knew a girl named Danielle who went by Della.
― Anonymous User  6/14/2008
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Della is the female lead in O. Henry's Gift of the Magi.
Elphaba  12/31/2007
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I think the name Della is very pretty. It comes off as elegant, but strong.
starrynights08  4/20/2007
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This name also has an Irish form, but it's pronounced as Dee-la.
― Anonymous User  1/11/2007
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Della Street is the name of Perry Mason's lovely secretary in Erle Stanley Gardner's mystery books. She was portrayed by Barbara Hale on T.V.
breakofday  10/25/2006
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The name Della is very elegant and pretty.
GroovyLady  9/12/2006

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