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Girl Name: Delilah

Name: Delilah
Pronunciation: \d(e)-li-lah\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: languishing, lovelorn, seductive
Origin: Hebrew
Related Names: Lyla
Sounds Like: Tallulah, Talula
Variant forms: Dalila, Delila, Lila, Lilah
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 1095


Delilah \d(e)-li-lah\ as a girl's name is pronounced dee-LYE-lah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Delilah is "languishing, lovelorn, seductive". Biblical: the woman who beguiled Samson into revealing the secret of his superhuman strength.

Delilah has 4 variant forms: Dalila, Delila, Lila and Lilah.

For more information, see also the related name Lyla.

Baby names that sound like Delilah are Tallulah and Talula.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Delilah.


Delilah is a very popular first name for women (#1095 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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