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Origin: Greek, Germanic, Irish

Meaning: derived from Greek Delos meaning "of Delos", referring to someone from the island of Delos. It was an epithet of the Greek goddess Artemis who was born there. Delos itself could mean "clear", "visible" or "conspicuous" .

Delia is also a short form of names such as Adelia (a variant form of Adela meaning "noble" from Germanic element adal) or Bedelia, an Irish diminutive of Bridget, the Anglicized form of Brighid meaning "exalted one".

Male forms:
  • Delos
  • Delios
  • Delius