Origin: English
20 famous people named Dahlia found on Wikipedia.
11488 female in US.
Most recent ranking: 410-th in year 2018
Best ranking: 393-th in year 2017
Used in: English


Dalia is a common feminine name in Arabic (Arabic: داليا) and Hebrew (Hebrew: דַּלְיָה). The name in Arabic stems from the word for grape vine and in Hebrew from word for [tip of a ] branch, especially that of a grapevine or an olive tree. There are several biblical and Talmudic references. However, confusion arose among Hebrew speakers due to the similarity to the name of the flower Dahlia, named in honor of Anders Dahl, a Swedish botanist, by Spanish naturalist Antonio José de Cavanilles, director of the Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid of 18th century.
It is also a popular feminine name in Lithuania, meaning 'destiny' or 'fate' and derived from Lithuanian pagan traditions. Dalia (mythology) is also said to mean "a strong branch."
Notable people with the name include:
Dalia Contreras (born 1983), Venezuelan taekwando practitioner
Dalia Dorner (born 1934), former Justice of the Supreme Court of Israel
Dalia El Behery (born 1978), Egyptian actress, model, TV presenter, and Miss Egypt 1990
Dalia Grybauskaitė (born 1956), politician and current President of Lithuania
Dalia Hertz, Israeli poet
Dalia Itzik (born 1952), Israeli politician
Dale Messick (1906-2005), born Dalia Messick, creator of the comic strip Brenda Starr
Dalia Mogahed (born 1974), American Muslim scholar and adviser to President Barack Obama
Dalia Rabin-Pelossof (born 1950), Israeli politician

1804, named 1791 by Spanish botanist Antonio José Cavanilles for Anders Dahl (1751-1789), Swedish botanist and pupil of Linnaeus, who discovered it in Mexico in 1788. The likelihood that a true blue variety of the flower never could be cultivated was first proposed by French-Swiss botanist Augustin Pyramus de Candolle, and noted in English by 1835; hence blue dahlia, figurative expression for "something impossible or unattainable" (1843).

Dweller in the valley. The Dahlia is the national flower of Mexico. Swedish word dal means: valley; and Dahlia is often referred to as valley flower.

Famous People: 20 found on Wikipedia.
Popularity Name Birth Year Description
1 Black Dahlia 1924 Nickname given to murder victim Elizabeth Short
2 Dahlia Poland 1997 Indonesian actress
3 Kat Dahlia 1990 American rapper and songwriter
4 Blag Dahlia 1966 American singer
5 Dahlia Lithwick Canadian wrtier and editor
6 Dahlia Salem 1971 American actress
7 Dahlia Wasfi 1971 American-Iraqi activist
8 Aunt Dahlia Fictional character in P.G. Wodehouse canon
9 Dahlia Ravikovitch 1936 Israeli poet
10 Dahlia Grey 1972 American pornographic actress
11 Dahlia Sky 1989 American pornographic actress
12 Dahlia Pessemiers 1975 Belgian actress
13 Dahlia Malkhi Israeli-American computer scientist
14 Dahlia Duhaney 1970 Athletics competitor
15 Dahlia Mokbel 1969 Egyptian synchronised swimmer
16 Dahlia Gredinger 1926 Israeli scientist
17 Thomas Dahlia 1990 French swimmer
18 Dahlia Elsayed
19 Dahlia Schweitzer Writer and academic
20 Iis Dahlia 1972