Delia Name Meaning & Origin

Delia

Pronunciation: DEEL-yə, DEE-lee-ə (key)

Origin of the name Delia:

Short form of Cordelia, Delia is also a feminine form of Delius, which is derived from the Latin delius (from the island of Delos). The name was used as a name for the Greek mythological goddess Artemis, whose supposed birthplace was on the island.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Cordelia, Bedelia

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Nicknames for Delia

Lia, Deels, Deel-Lee, Le-Le-Uh, Deedee

Meanings and history of the name Delia

Also an Irish nickname for the full name Bridget!

Famous real-life people named Delia

Delia Fiallo, writer of telenovelas.
Delia Smith, English television chef.
Delia Ephron, writer and sister of screenwriter Nora Ephron

Delia in song, story & screen

Delia Green (1886-1900), a fourteen-year-old murder victim, was likely inspiration for several well-known traditional American songs, usually known by the titles "Delia's Gone" or "Delia" -- versions have been sung by Johnny Cash, Blind Willie McTell, Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger.

"Enraptured I Gaze, When My Delia is By", American folk song.

Delia Brown was a character on Everwood (2002-2006) played by Vivien Cardone

Delia Deetz, played by Catherine O'Hara in Beetlejuice (1988)

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