Name: Delia

Origin and Meaning of the Name Delia

  • Meaning:
    Of Delos
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  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (DEE lee ah)
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Miscellaneous Info for Delia

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    English speaking countries
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    Delia is the feminine form of the Latin Delius, from the Greek place name Delos, a small Aegean island and the legendary birthplace of the divine twins Artemis and Apollo. In ancient times Delia was a cult title of Apollo and not used as a girl's first name. The Latin elegist Tibullus did write love poetry to a woman called Delia, but he named her precisely because of the connection with Apollo, god of poetry.

    In Virgil's first century AD "Bucolics", Delia is a sweet and inviting shepherdess. Bob Dylan also wrote a song called "Delia", which is featured on his 1993 release "World Gone Wrong".

    Delia is also the short form of several names including Adelia and Cordelia.

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