Meaning: “from Delos.”
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)