[ 1 syll. del(l), de-ll ] The baby boy name Dell is sometimes used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is DehL †. Dell is largely used in the English language, and its origin is English and Old English. From English roots, its meaning is from the dell or valley. It is literally from the vocabulary word 'dell' meaning valley, wooded hollow. The first name is derived from the English surname, which is itself from a nickname originally given to someone living in a dell or valley.
In addition, Dell is a variant of the name Odell (English).
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Dell is rare as a baby name for boys. At the modest peak of its usage in 1902, 0.010% of baby boys were given the name Dell. It ranked at #618 then. The baby name has since experienced a loss in popularity, and is now of very light use. Out of all boy names in its group, Dell was nonetheless the most frequently used in 2018. There were times from 1901 to 1911 that the name Dell was given more often to girls, but it is slightly more popular as a baby boy name today.
† Pronunciation for Dell: D as in "day (D.EY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"