Quick Facts on Dalia
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Etymology & Historical Origin - Dalia
Dalia is a name with three possible meanings. For one, Dalyah is the Hebrew (דַּלְיָה) word for “flowering branch”, such as the tip of a grapevine or olive branch. Secondly, Dahlia is the national flower of Mexico named after Swedish botanist Anders Dahl. Dal is the Swedish word for “valley” and the Dahlia is sometimes referred to as the “valley flower”. Prized for their beauty, the dahlia flowers typically symbolize dignity and elegance, but also eternal commitment (and are therefore often used in weddings). Finally, the name Dalia also comes from Baltic Mythology as the goddess of fate (Dalia means “luck, fate” in Lithuanian). The goddess Dalia was mainly concerned with material wealth and the proper distribution thereof. She had the power to give and take material goods and property as she saw fit. As a female given name, Dalia seems to be a late 20th century coinage.
Popularity of the Name Dalia
Dalia first appeared on the U.S. female naming charts in 1994. We were surprised to see this name enter the charts at a high position of #485 right off the bat. Ironically, Dalia’s very first year ever on the charts was also her best performance. The name has only experienced backwards momentum since her initial debut. We think the name was popularized by a Spanish telenovela character introduced in 1994, a role played by Mexican actress Yolanda Andrade in the Mexican soap opera Buscando el Paraiso. Today Dalia has basically returned to obscurity and is a name used with very low frequency. Dahlia is the preferred spelling of Dalia in the United States now.
Popularity of the Girl Name Dalia
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Dalia
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Dalia
Dalia We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Dalia.
Popular Songs on Dalia
Dalia - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Dalia.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Dalia
How Dalia Put a Big Yellow Comforter Inside a Tiny Blue Box (Linda Heller) - Is Dalia’s little blue box magic—or is the real magic the generosity that helps her fill it? When Dalia learns about tzedakah, the Jewish tradition of charity and caring, she creates a tzedakah box where she can keep the money she’s saved to help those in need. Her little brother Yossi is curious about the Hebrew letters painted on the box. "Are those letters magic?" he asks. They must be because Dalia tells him she's putting a big yellow comforter, a butterfly bush, and a banana cream pie inside of it! How ever will she do it? Though there may be joy in receiving, Dalia’s story serves as a powerful reminder that the greatest joy of all comes from giving generously to others. Recommended for ages 3-6.
Famous People Named Dalia
Famous People Named Dalia - We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Dalia.
Children of Famous People Named Dalia
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Dalia - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Dalia.
Dalia - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Dalia - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Dalia.
Personality of the Girl Name Dalia
The number Nine personality represents the completion or ending of the cycle, and a need for perfection. This is the personality that moves from "self" to a greater understanding and compassion for the human condition and the world order. They want to make the world a better place. Nines are capable of great spiritual and humanitarian achievements. They are courageous and fearless, able to fight great battles on behalf of worthy causes. These personalities will not tolerate injustice. They are compassionate people with a strong sensitivity to others. They are able to both educate and inspire. Friendships and relationships are the lifeblood to the Nine, and they place a high value on love and affection. Nines are often exceptionally gifted artistically, and they have a keen imagination and enterprising mind.
Variations of the Baby Name - Dalia