Delilah, meaning “small” or “temptress,” is a great name for girl dogs who are independent. Find out more about dogs named Delilah.


Name: Delilah

Meaning: In America, the name Delilah means “poor,” “small” or “head of hair.” In Hebrew the name means “amorous,” “delight,” “languishing” or “temptress” – likely referring to the biblical story of Sampson and Delilah.

Personality: Independent

About This Name: Some famous Delilahs are Israeli foil fencer Delilah Hatuel, radio personality Delilah Rene and the British musician known simply as “Delilah.” Several notable artists have recorded songs titled “Delilah,” including Queen, Florence and the Machine, Tom Jones and The Cranberries. There is a character named Delilah in the Marvel Comics universe. In 1949, the movie Sampson and Delilah, which details the biblical tale of the pair, was released.

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