Delia Name Meaning & Origin
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.
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Lia, Deels, Deel-Lee, Le-Le-Uh, Deedee
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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)