Name: Delilah

Origin and Meaning of the Name Delilah

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    (deh LYE lah)
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    A Biblical name of uncertain origin. Delilah may come from the Hebrew 'dal' meaning "weak, poor", or maybe from the words meaning "hair" or "slender; delicate". In the Old Testament, Delilah was the Philistine woman who betrayed Samson by cutting off his hair, thereby depriving him of his strength.

    The name Delilah is featured in the 2006 pop music hit by The Plain White T's, "Hey There Delilah". The hit has done much to boost the usage and popularity of this name. "Delilah" was also a hit song for Tom Jones in 1968, and the name of a Queen song released in 1991.

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