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Updated January 30, 2024

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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

How Popular Is The Name Delilah

Famous people who gave their babies this name


According to Social Security Administration data, Delilah has only recently become popular, breaking the top 100 in 2018. Its popularity has increased rapidly, peaking at spot 69 in 2020.

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:

Nicknames for Delilah

  • Del
  • Lila

Pairs well with these middle names


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