Dalia (given name)

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Dalia
Gender Female
Origin
Word/name Arabic, Hebrew

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: