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Dell - Meaning of Dell

What does Dell mean?

[ 1 syll. del(l), de-ll ] The baby girl name Dell is also used as a boy name, with the latter form being slightly more popular. It is pronounced as DehL †. Dell's language of origin is Germanic and English. It is predominantly used in English. From English roots, its meaning is 'from the dell or valley'. It is derived literally from the common word dell with the meaning 'valley, wooded hollow'. It represents the transferred use of the geographic name and the surname as a given name. See Dell for more information.

In addition, Dell is an English familiar form of the English and Italian Adelaide.

See also the related category geographic.

Dell is an unusual baby girl name. Its usage peaked modestly in 1904 with 0.010% of baby girls being named Dell. It was #631 in rank then. The baby name has steeply dropped in popularity since then, and is of only sporadic use now. In 2018, among the family of girl names directly related to Dell, Adelaide was the most regularly used. Although there were times from 1901 to 1911 that Dell was more popular with girls, today it is somewhat used more commonly as a boy name.

Baby names that sound like Dell include Del, Delle, Dahl, Dahlia, Dail, Daile, Dal, Dale, Dayl, Dayle, Deal, Dil, Dill, Dol, Doll, Tala, Dael, Daele, Dahlye, and Dalal.

† Pronunciation for Dell: D as in "day (D.EY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"


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