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Girl Name: Della

Name: Della
Pronunciation: \d(el)-la\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: noble
Origin: German
Related Names: Alida, Cordelia, Delicia
Sounds Like: Delly, Delli, Dilla, Dela, Delia, Dalla, Delya, Diella
Variant forms: Dell, Delle, Dellene, Delline
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 376
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 52227


Della \d(el)-la\ as a girl's name is pronounced DEL-ah. It is of German origin, and the meaning of Della is "noble". Short form of Adela, Adeline, and Adelaide. Used as an independent name since the 1870s. Singer Della Reese.

Della has 4 variant forms: Dell, Delle, Dellene and Delline.

For more information, see also related names Alida, Cordelia and Delicia.

Baby names that sound like Della are Delly, Delli, Dilla, Dela, Delia, Dalla, Delya and Diella.

View a list of the 5 names that reference Della.


Della is a very popular first name for women (#376 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for both men and women (#52227 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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