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Meaning and Origin

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Dell
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  1. A small, retired valley; a ravine."In dells and dales, concealed from human sight." [Tickell.]
  2. A young woman; a wench.(Obs)"Sweet doxies and dells." [B. Jonson.]

Etymology: AS. del, akin to E. dale; cf. D. delle del, low ground. See Dale

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A small wooded hollow
Wiktionary

From Middle English delle, from Old English *dell (“small dale”), from Proto-Germanic *daljō (“a hollow, abyss”), diminutive of Proto-Germanic *dalą (“valley, dale”), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰol-, *dʰel- (“an arch, vaulting, curve, curvature, cavity”). Cognate with Dutch del (“a dell”), German Delle (“a hollow”).

  1. valley, especially in the form of a natural hollow, small and deep.
  2. (obsolete) A young woman; a wench.

dell was also found in the following language(s): Albanian, Maltese, and Manx

Notable Persons Named Dell

Dell Curry is a basketball player for the Utah Jazz, Cleveland Cavaliers, Charlotte Hornets, Milwaukee Bucks, and Toronto Raptors. He was most prominent from 1986 to 2002. Dell was born on June 25th, 1964 in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

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Dell Demps is a basketball player for the Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, and Orlando Magic in the NBA"As a player" and National Basketball Association. Dell was born on February 12th, 1970 in Long Beach, California.

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Dell was born on August 5th, 1922. Dell is also known as Zetlin and Dell. She died on March 11th, 2015.

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He was most active from 1908 to 1950. Dell was given the name George Delbert Henderson on July 5th, 1877 in St. Thomas, Ontario. Dell is also known as Del Henderson and Arthur Buchanan. He died on December 2nd, 1956.

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Dell Vaughn was a television journalist with cbs news, united states navy journalist, television, united states navy, televisionjournalist withcbs news, and united states navyjournalist. Dell was born on December 9th, 1942. Dell is also known as Odell Wallace Vaughn and Jr.. He left this life on June 26th, 1972.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Dell

Michael Dell is a founder, chairman, ceo of dell, dell, and ceo ofdell. Michael was given the name Michael Saul Dell on February 23rd, 1965 in Houston, Texas, U.S.

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Adam Dell is an attorney, venture capitalist, attorneys in the united states, and venture capital. Adam was born on January 14th, 1970 in Houston, Texas, U.S.

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Jenny was born on July 26th, 1986.

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Gabriel Dell was an actor. His career lasted from 1934 to 1982. Gabriel was given the name Gabriel Marcel Dell Vecchio on October 8th, 1919 in New York City. He died on July 3rd, 1988.

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Dorothy Dell was an actress. She was most active from 1932 to 1932. Dorothy was given the name Dorothy Dell Goff on January 30th, 1915 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, U.S. She died on June 8th, 1934.

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Floyd Dell was a critic; magazine editor; novelist and novelist. Floyd was given the name Floyd James Dell on June 28th, 1887 in Barry, Illinois, United States. He left this life on July 23rd, 1969.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 24 9 15
1881 25 12 13
1882 23 10 13
1883 24 13 11
1884 27 11 16
1885 14 0 14
1886 25 11 14
1887 15 10 5
1888 27 12 15
1889 20 13 7
1890 25 17 8
1891 20 13 7
1892 35 22 13
1893 22 14 8
1894 24 11 13
1895 26 18 8
1896 28 17 11
1897 17 8 9
1898 26 14 12
1899 17 9 8
1900 28 18 10
1901 14 14 0
1902 36 23 13
1903 19 10 9
1904 39 30 9
1905 14 9 5
1906 20 12 8
1907 29 22 7
1908 29 18 11
1909 20 13 7
1910 43 30 13
1911 35 24 11
1912 43 24 19
1913 56 28 28
1914 54 32 22
1915 75 40 35
1916 86 43 43
1917 75 35 40
1918 101 43 58
1919 80 37 43
1920 71 41 30
1921 76 38 38
1922 90 47 43
1923 87 42 45
1924 86 43 43
1925 68 33 35
1926 80 37 43
1927 78 29 49
1928 71 34 37
1929 67 23 44
1930 57 24 33
1931 84 28 56
1932 67 26 41
1933 95 47 48
1934 82 38 44
1935 83 36 47
1936 68 28 40
1937 73 26 47
1938 68 22 46
1939 99 37 62
1940 69 25 44
1941 90 37 53
1942 85 34 51
1943 78 25 53
1944 79 33 46
1945 90 34 56
1946 87 28 59
1947 109 42 67
1948 98 39 59
1949 95 35 60
1950 102 38 64
1951 79 33 46
1952 104 37 67
1953 133 49 84
1954 126 57 69
1955 120 50 70
1956 128 51 77
1957 132 48 84
1958 115 41 74
1959 123 46 77
1960 119 39 80
1961 104 38 66
1962 95 31 64
1963 81 19 62
1964 80 21 59
1965 83 31 52
1966 87 24 63
1967 78 11 67
1968 57 15 42
1969 54 10 44
1970 74 17 57
1971 45 11 34
1972 54 16 38
1973 27 7 20
1974 25 10 15
1975 35 7 28
1976 17 0 17
1977 20 5 15
1978 25 6 19
1979 16 5 11
1980 15 0 15
1981 23 0 23
1982 22 6 16
1983 14 0 14
1984 22 5 17
1985 15 0 15
1986 10 0 10
1987 17 0 17
1988 10 0 10
1989 10 0 10
1990 21 0 21
1991 14 0 14
1992 8 0 8
1993 12 0 12
1994 8 0 8
1995 15 0 15
1997 8 0 8
1998 10 0 10
1999 12 0 12
2000 14 0 14
2001 9 0 9
2002 12 0 12
2003 6 0 6
2004 9 0 9
2005 14 0 14
2006 5 0 5
2008 5 0 5
2009 7 0 7
2010 7 0 7
2012 8 0 8
2013 6 0 6
2014 8 0 8
2015 6 0 6
2017 8 0 8

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Popularity of Dell as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dell U.S.
  White 84.43% 64.26%
  African American 10.08% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.99% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.52% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.49% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.48% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dell

People with the last name Dell are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Dell

  • How Popular is the name Dell? Dell is the 3,214th most popular name of all time. As a last name Dell was the 4,305th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Dell have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6,518 babies born with the first name Dell in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dell to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dell? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 24 new born babies.
  • When was Dell first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dell is Monday, March 15th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Dell born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dell was in 1953 with a total of 84 babies.
  • Random Dell Factoid: According to the 1944 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Dell is not a popular baby girl's name in Alabama. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Alabama have the same name as you in 1944.
  • Weird things about the name Dell: Your name in reverse order is Lled. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Llde. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dell? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 8,255 people with the last name Dell.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dell? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Dell as their last name.

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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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