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Delilah is a classically beautiful baby girl’s name of Biblical Hebrew and Arabic origin that means “delicate”. The name Delilah gets a bad reputation because of the Biblical figure who betrayed her lover Samson but since the name has been in the top 100 baby names since 2018 it seems like parents are looking past that.

Meaning of the name Delilah:

Hebrew/Arabic: delicate, weak, languishing

Origin of the name Delilah:

Delilah is a girl’s name of Biblical Hebrew and Arabic origin that means “delicate” or “weak and languishing”.

Symbolism of the name Delilah:

Because the names are similar, Delilah is often associated with the dahlia flower. Dahlias are beautiful blooming flowers that symbolize grace, inner strength, and standing out in a crowd.

Style of the name Delilah:

traditional

Gender of the name Delilah:

Delilah is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Delilah:

di-LIE-lə

Number of syllables in the name Delilah:

three

Emotion evoked from the name Delilah:

Delilah evokes feelings of refinement and beauty.

Alternative spellings for the name Delilah:

Delila, Dellilah, Delyla

Nicknames for the name Delilah:

Popularity of the name Delilah:

According to the Social Security Administration, Delilah first became popular in the US in 2000. It has been in the top 100 baby girl names since 2018.

Related names for the name Delilah:

Great middle names for the name Delilah and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Delilah:

  • Delilah Rene Luke (American radio personality)
  • Delilah (British singer-songwriter)
  • Delilah Cotto (American actress)
  • Delilah DiCrescenzo (American athlete)
  • Delilah S. Dawson (American novelist)

Delilahs in popular culture:

  • Delilah (film, “Homeward Bound 2: Lost in San Francisco”)
  • Delilah Ralston (television, “One Life to Live”)
  • Delilah “Lila” Bard (literature, Shades of Magic by V.E. Schwab)
  • Delilah Copperspoon (video games, “Dishonored”)
  • Delilah Hannaford (literature, “Fixing Delilah” by Sarah Ockler)