Delight Name Meaning & Origin
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- Comments and insights on the name Delight
One of my name books says it is French, but I don't see how that is possible.
- Personal experiences with the name Delight
This was my mother's name, she was born in 1939. I named my daughter (1996) after her. I have encountered the name two other times. I don't know much about the origins, and I enjoy it being a rare name, but I'd like to see it come out of obscurity a little bit.
Delight was the middle name of my Great Grandmother who was born in Finland in 1935. My mother passed the name onto me when I was born in 1991.
I think it's a beautiful name! Sure beats all the names that are popular today!
- Nicknames for Delight
Dee, Dee Dee
- Meanings and history of the name Delight
Obviously it means delight, as in happiness.
- Famous real-life people named Delight
This is musician Quincy Jones' middle name.
- Delight in song, story & screen
Several songs use the phrase "sweet delight," but they probably mean the concept, not the name. However, apparently people started naming their girls "Afton" after mis-hearing "I laughed and she'd smile" as "Afton she'd smile" in Mandolin Rain by Bruce Hornsby, so you never know what will popularize a name!