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Meaning and Origin

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Del"ta
Senses
  1. The fourth letter of the Greek alphabet (Δ δ), corresponding to D.Hence,an object having the shape of the capital Δ.
  2. A tract of land shaped like the letter delta (Δ), especially when the land is alluvial and inclosed between two or more mouths of a river; as, the delta of the Ganges, of the Nile, or of the Mississippi.
  3. [Elec] The closed figure produced by connecting three coils or circuits successively, end for end, esp. in a three-phase system; -- often used attributively, as delta winding, delta connection (which see), etc.

Etymology: Gr. de`lta, the name of the fourth letter of the Greek alphabet (the capital form of which is Δ, Eng. D), from the Phœnician name of the corresponding letter. The Greeks called the alluvial deposit at the mouth of the Nile, from its shape, the Delta of the Nile

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The 4th letter of the Greek alphabet
  2. A low triangular area of alluvial deposits where a river divides before entering a larger body of water ("the Mississippi River delta" and "the Nile delta")
  3. An object shaped like an equilateral triangle
Wiktionary
  1. A census-designated place in Alabama
  2. A municipality in Minas Gerais, Brazil
  3. A municipality in British Columbia, Canada
  4. A city and county in Colorado
  5. A municipality in Greece
  6. A city in Iowa
  7. A village in Louisiana
  8. A city in Missouri
  9. A village in Ohio
  10. A village in Ontario, Canada
  11. A borough in Pennsylvania
  12. A city in Utah
  13. A town in Wisconsin

Delta was also found in the following language(s): Translingual, German, and Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Delta

She holds the title Out of the Blue", Mistaken Identity", Together We Are One", and In This Life". Her ongoing career started in 1993. Delta was given the name Delta Lea Goodrem on November 9th, 1984 in Sydney, Australia.

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Delta Burke is an actress, producer, and author. Delta was given the name Delta Ramona Leah Burke on July 30th, 1956 in Orlando, Florida, U.S.

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Delta was born in 1980. She passed away in 3.

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Delta was born on August 27th, 1985 in Monterrey.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Delta

Delta was born on August 27th, 1985 in Monterrey.

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Kiwil is an actor and comedian. His ongoing career started in 1997. Kiwil was given the name Wildan Delta on August 10th, 1972 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Kiwil is also known as Kiwil.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1883 7 7 0
1884 8 8 0
1885 6 6 0
1886 6 6 0
1888 13 13 0
1889 11 11 0
1890 6 6 0
1891 9 9 0
1892 9 9 0
1893 17 17 0
1894 12 12 0
1895 10 10 0
1896 19 19 0
1897 10 10 0
1898 21 21 0
1899 18 18 0
1900 21 21 0
1901 13 13 0
1902 17 17 0
1903 14 14 0
1904 23 23 0
1905 15 15 0
1906 21 21 0
1907 12 12 0
1908 32 27 5
1909 29 29 0
1910 26 26 0
1911 25 25 0
1912 43 43 0
1913 36 31 5
1914 48 48 0
1915 58 58 0
1916 79 74 5
1917 60 53 7
1918 53 53 0
1919 51 51 0
1920 50 45 5
1921 56 50 6
1922 59 59 0
1923 56 56 0
1924 58 58 0
1925 48 48 0
1926 45 45 0
1927 48 42 6
1928 49 49 0
1929 36 36 0
1930 44 44 0
1931 41 41 0
1932 33 33 0
1933 40 40 0
1934 48 48 0
1935 36 36 0
1936 35 35 0
1937 44 44 0
1938 43 43 0
1939 25 25 0
1940 32 32 0
1941 28 28 0
1942 24 24 0
1943 32 32 0
1944 31 31 0
1945 32 32 0
1946 26 26 0
1947 24 24 0
1948 29 29 0
1949 25 25 0
1950 19 19 0
1951 28 28 0
1952 35 35 0
1953 29 29 0
1954 30 25 5
1955 38 30 8
1956 43 38 5
1957 32 32 0
1958 31 25 6
1959 37 37 0
1960 25 25 0
1961 29 29 0
1962 21 21 0
1963 24 24 0
1964 27 27 0
1965 21 21 0
1966 10 10 0
1967 5 5 0
1968 20 20 0
1969 13 13 0
1970 10 10 0
1971 12 12 0
1972 57 57 0
1973 99 99 0
1974 88 82 6
1975 47 47 0
1976 30 30 0
1977 25 20 5
1978 31 31 0
1979 22 22 0
1980 18 18 0
1981 16 16 0
1982 20 20 0
1983 16 16 0
1984 14 14 0
1985 14 14 0
1986 20 20 0
1987 19 19 0
1988 25 25 0
1989 22 22 0
1990 31 26 5
1991 23 23 0
1992 16 16 0
1993 15 15 0
1994 17 17 0
1995 9 9 0
1996 16 16 0
1997 13 13 0
1998 9 9 0
1999 12 12 0
2000 13 13 0
2001 12 12 0
2002 5 5 0
2003 15 15 0
2004 15 15 0
2005 19 19 0
2006 14 14 0
2007 6 6 0
2008 5 5 0
2009 16 11 5
2010 8 8 0
2011 8 8 0
2012 16 16 0
2013 16 16 0
2014 28 28 0
2015 39 39 0
2016 39 39 0
2017 72 66 6

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Popularity of Delta as a first name

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Common last names for Delta

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Williams
  • Davis
  • Brown
  • Taylor
  • White
  • Moore
  • Lewis
  • Harris

Fun Facts about the name Delta

  • How Popular is the name Delta? Delta is the 4,602nd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Delta have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,664 babies born with the first name Delta in the United States. That's more than enough people named Delta to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Delta? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1883 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Delta first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Delta is Saturday, August 1st, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Delta born? The highest recorded use of the first name Delta was in 1973 with a total of 99 babies.
  • Random Delta Factoid: According to the 1922 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Delta is not a popular baby girl's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, only 9 babies in Louisiana have the same name as you in 1922.
  • Weird things about the name Delta: Your name in reverse order is Atled. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Letad. 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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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