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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Dela

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  • According to a user from United Kingdom, the name Dela is of African origin and means "Saviour".
  • A user from Sweden says the name Dela is of African origin and means "Savior".
  • According to a user from North Carolina, United States, the name Dela is of Unknown origin and means ""Small winged one; pleasures, delight".".

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Alt. Meaning

D is for diamond, the brilliance you shine.

E is for elegant, born within you.

L is for lofty, your ambitions are high!

A is for acts, the daily acts of kindness shown to others

Notable Persons Named Dela

Dela Sacko is a soccer player for the AS Mangasport, Étoile Filante de Ouagadougou, AS Korofina, Sourou Sport de Tougan, and Niger national football team. Dela was born on August 1st, 1987 in Niamey.


Dela was born in 10.


Dela is an athlete for the Yeclano Deportivo.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Dela

Pradeep Nilanga Dela is a 2005-present. Pradeep was born in Ratnapura.


Dickson Sarathchandra Dela is a Governor of Northern Province, Governor of Sabaragamuwa, and Sri Lankan High Commissioner to the Maldives.


Dela is an athlete for the Yeclano Deportivo.


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Popularity of Dela as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dela U.S.
  White 13.39% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.59% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.57% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 79.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dela

People with the last name Dela are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Dela

  • How Popular is the name Dela? Dela is the 16,957th most popular name of all time. As a last name Dela was the 30,600th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Dela have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 467 babies born with the first name Dela in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dela to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dela? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1888 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Dela first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dela is Friday, October 1st, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Dela born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dela was in 1919 with a total of 13 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Dela: Your name in reverse order is Aled. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aeld. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dela? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 762 people with the last name Dela.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dela? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Dela as their last name since less than 1 person in 385k 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).
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