Gender: Feminine
Origin: Greek
Meaning: “from Delos.”
Eng (DEE-lee-ah)

The name comes from an epithet for the goddess Artemis as she was believed to have been born on the island of Delos.

It has also been used as a contracted form of Cordelia.

In the English-speaking world, the name came into usage during the 18th-century.

Currently, it is the 276th most popular female name in Germany, (2011).

Other forms of the name include:

  • Delia (Czech/English/German/Greek/Italian/Romanian/Slovak/Spanish)
  • Délia (French/Hungarian/Portuguese)
  • Délie (French)
It is also the name of a womens’ apparel store.

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