D names, Female, Hebrew

Delilah

Delilah is a Hebrew female name meaning “weak, delicate, languishing” which derives from Hebrew dalal (to hang down, to be low). In the Old Testament, Delilah is the lover of Samson whom she betrays to the Philistines by cutting off his hair, the source of his great strength.

Nicknames: Del, Lilah/Lila

Origin: Hebrew

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Variants:

  • Delila (German, Dutch, English)
  • Dalila (Croatian, Czech, French, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish)
  • Dalilah (English)

 

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