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Dahlia

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.

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Origin

  • Norse: From the valley
  • Swedish: Named for botanist Anders Dahl

Syllables

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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

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