Meaning and Origin of: Delilah

Meaning and Origin of Delilah

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : Delicate

What does Delilah mean and stand for?

The name Delilah is of Hebrew origin and means "delicate." In the Old Testament, Delilah is the lover of Samson.

Syllables: 3

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Delilah is the number eighty-eight most popular girls name in the US, according to 2019 Social Security Administration data. It has only recently become popular, breaking the top 100 in 2018.

However, it is the 1st most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Delilah was at its peak popularity in October 2017.

Delilah is not only a popular Biblical name, but it also has strong musical roots, with Queen, Plain White T's, Tom Jones, and Chuck Berry singing about her. Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin and Kimberly Stewart and Benicio del Toro have named their daughters Delilah. It was also chosen for a character in When Stella Got Her Groove Back.

Where is it Popular?

Delilah was searched for most often in the following states:

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