It might be a flower name, but Dahlia is anything but flowery. Pronounced DA-lee-a or DAL-yah, this vintage name reminds us of a mysterious, tough femme fatale or a glamorous silver screen legend. And don’t worry, this name has all but shaken off its dark associations.


  • norse: From the valley
  • swedish: Named for botanist Anders Dahl

Syllables: 2

Famous Namesakes:

Actress Dahlia Salem, Israeli Poet and Activist Dahlia Ravikovitch, Journalist Dahlia Lithwick, the famous "Black Dahlia" murder case

Celebrity Babies:

Daughter of Gail Simmons