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One of my absolute favorite names for a girl! I like Della and Doris for D names for girls. Della and Doris would also make nice names for twin girls as well.
Gorgeous! I usually prefer long names, but Della is one of the few short names that I like. I also love the actress Della Reese.
Cute, though I would more prefer Addie as a nickname for Adelaide.
Della Vacker is a character in Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger.
This deserves much more recognition! ❤️.
I like this MUCH better than Bella and Ella. Kinda sucks that this name is overridden by the two...
My four year old daughter's name is Della, and there will never be another. It’s is the cutest name for the cutest girl! We named her after my husband's grandmother who died right before Del was born. Everyone who sees her says her name's perfect for her! A lot of people have never heard of it. It’s classic but unique! And Della being so short I wouldn’t think she would have a nickname but we call her Dell Bell, Delly, Del some times just Bell.. but she has learned to say it’s Della with a D.. everyone thinks Bella or Stella.
I personally adore the name Della. I was looking for an old-fashioned name that would fit my character; she is a teenage-girl born in 1946, filled with compassion, strength, life. I needed the name to be associated to her greased black hair, gorgeous gray eyes and sharp, beautiful features. I came across many names that were quite pretty, but I knew my character deserved an even better name: I needed it to be powerful, yet fit for the heart of a girl her young age. One day I hazardly found Della. It immediately caught my attention. Saying it in my head and out loud, I thought it sounded both elegant and badass as well, which was the perfect portrayal for my character. I also think it’s a gorgeous, magnificent name for a person, and not only for a fictional character. This name is of a remarkable beauty and is highly underrated. I also love how it could be the diminutive of lots of names (ex: Delaney, Adeline, Adelaide, Adele, Delphine, the list goes on). I favor it to Bella (which is also a beautiful name).

I’d love more than anything for my name to be Della because I feel it as mine. If I ever have a daughter, I’d like it very much for her name to be Della, as I think it’s aged very well. My only issue is the fact I speak Italian and French as well, and that although the name Della remains the same in both languages, it doesn’t sound nearly as beautiful and strong and elegant as it does in English. Especially in French, the name doesn’t sound good to me at all. This is really my only concern, but the name itself is grand.
It could be a nickname for Adeline, Adelina, Aldreda, Alexandra, Drusilla and Dulcibella.
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.
Could be a nickname for Delphia, prettier than Delphine or Delphina.
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...
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 ;)
This is the form of her name my grandma uses. Her actual name is Ardella.
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.
My great grandmother went by Della. Her full name was Delilah, but spelled "Dellila".
The name Della was given to 213 girls born in the US in 2015.
Della (or Dela) has been used as a nickname for my name (Delaney) fairly often.
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.
Della can be a nickname for Delilah.
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.
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.
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.
I like this as a nickname for Delphine or Delphina.
This is my mom's middle name. I find it very, very pretty. If I ever have a daughter, her name might be Della.
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.
I think Della is a lovely and strong name. I know someone who has this name only it's spelled "Delah."
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.
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.
Della Frye is the name of Rachel McAdam's character in State of Play.
I once knew a girl named Danielle who went by Della.
Della is the female lead in O. Henry's Gift of the Magi.
I think the name Della is very pretty. It comes off as elegant, but strong.
This name also has an Irish form, but it's pronounced as Dee-la.
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.
The name Della is very elegant and pretty.

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