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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Dahlia

"Dahlia" is a name of Latin origin, and it means "Flower named for botanist A. Dahl". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Dah"lia
A genus of plants native to Mexico and Central America, of the order Compositæ; also, any plant or flower of the genus. The numerous varieties of cultivated dahlias bear conspicuous flowers which differ in color.

Etymology: Named after Andrew Dahl a Swedish botanist

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Any of several plants of or developed from the species Dahlia pinnata having tuberous roots and showy rayed variously colored flower heads; native to the mountains of Mexico and Central America and Colombia
Wiktionary

From the flower dahlia in the 19th century.

  1. A female given name.

Dahlia was also found in the following language(s): Translingual

Notable Persons Named Dahlia

Dahlia Lithwick is a writer.

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Daphne Iking is a television host, emcee, and master of ceremonies. She was most prominent from 2003 to present. Daphne was given the name Dahlia Daphne Eleanor Mozes Iking on July 6th, 1978 in Keningau, Sabah, Malaysia.

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Dahlia Salem is a film/television actress. She was most prominent from 1995 to present. Dahlia was born on November 21st, 1971 in New York City.

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Dahlia was born in 1971.

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Dahlia Ravikovitch was a poet. Dahlia was born on November 17th, 1936 in Ramat Gan. She died on August 21st, 2005.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Dahlia

Kat Dahlia is an alternative r&b, latin pop, and hip hop music rapping, singing, and songwriter. She plays Vocals. She has been prominent since 2011. Kat was given the name Katriana Sandra Huguet on July 29th, 1990 in Miami. Kat is also known as Kat Hue, Huguet, and Katriana (birth name); Kat Hue.

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Blag Dahlia is a punk rock, hardcore punk, garage punk, acoustic music, and bluegrass music musician. Blag was given the name Paul Cafaro on May 8th, 1966 in Highland Park, Illinois, United States. Blag is also known as Blag Dahlia, Blag Jesus, Blag Stallion, Blag the Ripper, Earl Lee Grace, and Julius Seizure.

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Thomas was born in New Caledonia.

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How popular is the baby name Dahlia in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1890 5 5 0
1896 8 8 0
1899 6 6 0
1905 5 5 0
1906 6 6 0
1907 5 5 0
1910 5 5 0
1911 7 7 0
1912 10 10 0
1913 14 14 0
1914 17 17 0
1915 15 15 0
1916 17 17 0
1917 19 19 0
1918 16 16 0
1919 21 21 0
1920 22 22 0
1921 26 26 0
1922 26 26 0
1923 23 23 0
1924 23 23 0
1925 25 25 0
1926 23 23 0
1927 21 21 0
1928 23 23 0
1929 16 16 0
1930 18 18 0
1931 15 15 0
1932 16 16 0
1933 9 9 0
1934 9 9 0
1935 8 8 0
1936 11 11 0
1937 5 5 0
1938 20 20 0
1939 13 13 0
1940 7 7 0
1941 17 17 0
1942 14 14 0
1943 10 10 0
1944 6 6 0
1945 10 10 0
1946 19 19 0
1947 19 19 0
1948 28 28 0
1949 21 21 0
1950 32 32 0
1951 21 21 0
1952 26 26 0
1953 32 32 0
1954 42 42 0
1955 18 18 0
1956 23 23 0
1957 20 20 0
1958 26 26 0
1959 26 26 0
1960 37 37 0
1961 24 24 0
1962 35 35 0
1963 28 28 0
1964 28 28 0
1965 24 24 0
1966 36 36 0
1967 28 28 0
1968 29 29 0
1969 38 38 0
1970 46 46 0
1971 42 42 0
1972 34 34 0
1973 42 42 0
1974 36 36 0
1975 41 41 0
1976 49 49 0
1977 59 59 0
1978 39 39 0
1979 55 55 0
1980 49 49 0
1981 39 39 0
1982 33 33 0
1983 36 36 0
1984 36 36 0
1985 44 44 0
1986 34 34 0
1987 29 29 0
1988 40 40 0
1989 48 48 0
1990 41 41 0
1991 46 46 0
1992 54 54 0
1993 44 44 0
1994 83 83 0
1995 70 70 0
1996 105 105 0
1997 124 124 0
1998 144 144 0
1999 128 128 0
2000 137 137 0
2001 131 131 0
2002 160 160 0
2003 177 177 0
2004 170 170 0
2005 192 192 0
2006 263 263 0
2007 356 356 0
2008 397 397 0
2009 445 445 0
2010 451 451 0
2011 538 538 0
2012 579 579 0
2013 694 694 0
2014 721 721 0
2015 776 776 0
2016 845 845 0
2017 790 790 0

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Fun Facts about the name Dahlia

  • What name lists does Dahlia rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Dahlia? Dahlia is the 2,387th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Dahlia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 10,744 babies born with the first name Dahlia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dahlia to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dahlia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1890 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Dahlia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dahlia is Tuesday, January 23rd, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Dahlia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dahlia was in 2016 with a total of 845 babies.
  • Random Dahlia Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Dahlia ranks 101st in popularity as a baby girl's name in Alaska. Imagine that, 8 babies in Alaska have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Dahlia: Your name in reverse order is Ailhad. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ahilda. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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