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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Del
Share; portion; part.

Etymology: See Deal (n.)

noun del
a differential operator which, operating on a function of several variables, gives the sum of the partial derivatives of the function with respect to the three orthogonal spatial coordinates; -- also called the gradient or grad. It is represented by an inverted Greek capital delta (∇), and is thus because of its shape also called nabla, meaning harp in Hebrew.
Wiktionary

From delta, the symbol being an inverted delta

  1. (analysis) The symbol ∇ used to denote the gradient operator.
  2. (mathematics) the symbol ∂, in the context of a partial differential

See deal

  1. (obsolete) a part, portion

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    del was also found in the following language(s): Albanian, Asturian, Breton, Burarra, Catalan, Cebuano, Danish, Dutch, Galician, Ido, Interlingua, Istriot, Italian, Lojban, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Novial, Occitan, Old French, Old Saxon, Romani, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Volapük, Welsh, and West Frisian

    Notable Persons Named Del

    Del the Funky Homosapien is a hip hop music, alternative hip hop, and funk rapping, record producer, and singing. He plays Vocals. He was most active from 1988 to present. Del was given the name Teren Delvon Jones on August 12th, 1972. Del is also known as Deltron, Sir Dzl, Del, Del the Ghost Rapper, and Joe Higashi.

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    Del Shannon was a rock music and country music singer-songwriter. He plays Guitar and Vocals. He was most prominent from 1958 to 1990. Del was given the name Charles Weedon Westover on December 30th, 1934 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States. Del is also known as Charlie Johnson. He passed away on February 8th, 1990.

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    Del Close was an actor, writer, and teacher. His most notable accomplishments were from 1960 to 1999. Del was born on March 9th, 1934 in Manhattan, Kansas, U.S. He breathed his last breath on March 4th, 1999.

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    Del was given the name Dorothy Louise Taliaferro on May 5th, 1921 in San Francisco. They left this life on August 27th, 2008.

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    His most notable accomplishments were from 1999 to present. Del was born on October 17th, 1977 in Dublin, Ireland. Del is also known as Del Synott.

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    Del McCoury is a bluegrass music, country music, and old-time music musician. He plays Guitar, Banjo, and Singer. He has been prominent since 1958. Del was given the name Delano Floyd McCoury on February 1st, 1939 in York, Pennsylvania.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Del

    Ernest Del is a president of zenimax media, zenimax media, and president ofzenimax media.

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    Mr. Del is a christian hip hop, southern hip hop, crunk, dirty rap [early], hardcore hip hop [early], gangsta rap [early], dirty rap, hardcore hip hop, and gangsta rap rapper, record producer, president of dedicated music group, and rapping. Mr. was given the name Delmar Lawrence . Mr. is also known as Mr. Del, Del Lawrence, The Hope Dealer, Lawrence, and Delmar.

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    His military service ended in 2001. Dien was born in 1932 in South Vietnam. He breathed his last breath on February 13th, 2013.

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    Lefty is a hip hop music emcee, rapper, and rapping. He was most active from 2004 to present. Lefty was given the name Paulski DeL . Lefty is also known as The L.E.F.T. and Uzi Scott.

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    Jose was born in 1826 in Monteros. He left this life on April 11th, 1884.

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

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1909 5 0 5
    1910 5 0 5
    1911 6 0 6
    1912 8 0 8
    1913 9 0 9
    1914 9 0 9
    1915 33 5 28
    1916 14 0 14
    1917 9 0 9
    1918 19 6 13
    1919 21 6 15
    1920 10 0 10
    1921 13 0 13
    1922 21 12 9
    1923 29 11 18
    1924 26 9 17
    1925 22 6 16
    1926 25 6 19
    1927 27 7 20
    1928 27 8 19
    1929 35 10 25
    1930 31 9 22
    1931 36 9 27
    1932 36 14 22
    1933 48 14 34
    1934 42 10 32
    1935 40 11 29
    1936 54 13 41
    1937 55 14 41
    1938 58 15 43
    1939 56 14 42
    1940 56 11 45
    1941 47 10 37
    1942 62 12 50
    1943 58 9 49
    1944 48 11 37
    1945 56 15 41
    1946 72 8 64
    1947 99 12 87
    1948 94 11 83
    1949 73 10 63
    1950 93 21 72
    1951 100 17 83
    1952 113 23 90
    1953 112 22 90
    1954 144 21 123
    1955 133 20 113
    1956 142 31 111
    1957 155 24 131
    1958 167 25 142
    1959 152 12 140
    1960 152 17 135
    1961 116 26 90
    1962 120 11 109
    1963 139 17 122
    1964 100 0 100
    1965 118 13 105
    1966 87 11 76
    1967 80 8 72
    1968 96 15 81
    1969 85 8 77
    1970 87 7 80
    1971 61 0 61
    1972 50 0 50
    1973 35 5 30
    1974 43 0 43
    1975 38 0 38
    1976 33 0 33
    1977 24 0 24
    1978 31 0 31
    1979 37 0 37
    1980 20 0 20
    1981 21 0 21
    1982 10 0 10
    1983 15 0 15
    1984 27 0 27
    1985 25 0 25
    1986 18 0 18
    1987 25 0 25
    1988 18 0 18
    1989 21 0 21
    1990 22 0 22
    1991 27 0 27
    1992 14 0 14
    1993 18 0 18
    1994 15 0 15
    1995 11 0 11
    1996 16 0 16
    1997 15 0 15
    1998 12 0 12
    1999 17 0 17
    2000 12 0 12
    2001 9 0 9
    2002 9 0 9
    2003 9 0 9
    2004 5 0 5
    2005 15 0 15
    2006 13 0 13
    2007 13 0 13
    2008 9 0 9
    2009 9 0 9
    2010 10 0 10
    2011 5 0 5
    2012 6 0 6
    2013 15 0 15
    2014 11 0 11
    2015 7 0 7
    2016 12 0 12
    2017 6 0 6

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    Popularity of Del as a first name

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    Common last names for Del

    • Williams
    • Smith
    • Wilson
    • Jones
    • Harris

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Del U.S.
      White 36.86% 64.26%
      African American 14.91% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 6.78% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 38.75% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Del

    People with the last name Del are most frequently White, African American, or Hispanic or Latino

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    Fun Facts about the name Del

    • How Popular is the name Del? Del is the 3,850th most popular name of all time. As a last name Del was the 55,619th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Del have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,879 babies born with the first name Del in the United States. That's more than enough people named Del to occupy the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Del? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1909 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Del first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Del is Sunday, April 21st, 1872.
    • What year had the most people named Del born? The highest recorded use of the first name Del was in 1958 with a total of 142 babies.
    • Random Del Factoid: According to the 1950 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Del is not a popular baby boy's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 1950.
    • Weird things about the name Del: Your name in reverse order is Led. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lde. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Del? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 369 people with the last name Del.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Del? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Del as their last name since less than 1 person in 769k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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)
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