Dalileh

Gender: Feminine
Origin: Persian/Farsi
Meaning: “orchard; green field.”
(DAHL-lee-leh)

Note: the name has no correlation or etymological relation to the Biblical name Delilah. It appears in the Arabian Nights in the story entitled Dalilah the Crafty or Dalilah the Wiley, in which an old crone of Baghdad must figure out how to make ends meet for her and her daughter, Zaynab. Dalilah becomes a swindler, and when caught, is pardoned by the Caliph and becomes a governess, portress and carrier-of-pigeons to the Khan.