Delmar is a classy baby name for boys. Known for its smooth sound, Delmar arose as a surname and later became a given name. Delmar Watson is the name of a character in the Our Gang series, and Delmar is the name of nearly a dozen municipalities within the United States. Keep reading to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Delmar:

Old French: From the pond, of the sea

Origin of the name Delmar:

Delmar originates from the Norman French phrase de la mare (meaning “from the pond” or “of the sea”).

Symbolism of the name Delmar:

Delmar derives from the Old French expression de la mare (meaning “of the sea”). It arose as a surname and later became a given name. Following the Norman Conquest of 1066, the primary symbols of the sea were the Channel Islands.

Style of the name Delmar:


Gender of the name Delmar:

Delmar is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Delmar:


Number of syllables in the name Delmar:


Emotion evoked from the name Delmar:

The name Delmar evokes feelings of dedication and determination.

Alternative spellings for the name Delmar:

Nicknames for the name Delmar:

  • Del
  • Dell
  • Deli
  • Mar
  • Mari

Popularity of the name Delmar:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Delmar was the 4,461st most popular baby name for boys in 2020.

Related names for the name Delmar:

  • Denver
  • Damier
  • Dieter
  • Dexter 
  • Decatur
  • Draper
  • Decker

Great middle names for Delmar and their meanings:

  • Adam (first man, red earth)
  • Bradley (broad meadow)
  • Charles (free man, strong, virile, petite)
  • Dawson (son of the beloved)
  • Eben (stone, rock, boulder)
  • Fletcher (arrow maker)
  • Marlowe (lake remnant)
  • Nathan (God has given)
  • Owen (noble, well-born, young warrior)
  • Vladislav (glorious ruler, king of glory)
  • Winslow (friend's hill)

Famous people with the name Delmar:

  • Delmar Drew Arnaud (singer)
  • Delmar DeLong (politician)
  • Delmar Rial Lowell (historian)
  • Delmar Tomlyn (actor)
  • Delmar Storey Valleau (political activist)
  • Delmar Washington (film director)
  • Delmar Watson (actor and photographer)

Delmar in popular culture:

  • Delmar, Alabama (rural community in Winston County, United States)
  • Delmar O'Donnell (character in O Brother Where Art Thou? by Ethan and Joel Coen)
  • Delmar Watson (character in the Our Gang series)