Della Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Della:
Modern coinage used as a feminine form of Dell, which is derived from the Old English del (a dell, a small valley or glen). Alternatively, Della is used as a short form of Adela (nobility).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Della is a really cute name. I can't believe it's not in the top 1000 while similar names like Ella and Stella are hot.
Adell and Della are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.
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Della Reese, American actress and singer.
Della daughter of Billy Joel.
Della Monroe, Marilyn Monroe's maternal grandmother.
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Della Street, the fictional secretary of Perry Mason
Della Duck, Disney cartoon character; the twin sister of Donald Duck and the mother of Huey, Dewey, and Louie
Della, Mrs. James Dillingham Young, main character of O. Henry's classic short story of giving and receiving, "The Gift of the Magi"