Usage English (Rare)
Other Forms FormsAlpha, Delphia
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Meaning & History
Contracted form of ADELPHIA, which itself is a short form of PHILADELPHIA. However, in some cases, this name is a feminine form of the English masculine name ALFIE. A recent example of this is the 18th child born to the Radford family, who were featured in a Channel 4 documentary. Her full name is Hallie Alphia Beau: she was named after her deceased brother Alfie.