We first come across the name Delilah in the biblical story of Samson and Delilah. Then it was Tom Jones who couldn’t get enough of her during the 1960s, and finally, Plain White T’s gave their “Hey There Delilah” in 2006. So, as you can see, the name has been around forever, and it doesn’t look like it is going anywhere.
In the United States alone, the name Delilah was ranked 58th, and we have a feeling the name is only going to escalate. In modern days, the name Dalilah has turned into Dahila, which is the name of beautiful flowers, so no matter what you choose, the story behind the name will go perfectly with your newborn.
Before we talk about Catherine Zeta-Jones, Catherine Middleton, and Catherine the Great, let's return to this prestige name's roots. It goes back to the 4th century and originates from Latin. It stands for purity and cleanliness; over the years, the name adopted various ways of spelling. There's Catherine and Katherine; it can go either way.
In the 1990s, Catherine Zeta-Jones was one of the hottest names in the industry, not only for being Michael Dauglas's better half. She is a talented actress with a respectable homage behind her. Catherine Middleton, better known as Princess Kate, has become one of the most influential women, representing modesty and charm.
If you want a bright and dazzling future for your child, name her Clara, as this is exactly the meaning of the name. It has a cool vintage chic to it, however, doesn't seem to ever go out of date. Clair and Clarissa are variations of this name; however, many European countries still stick to the name's original version.
It wasn't easy finding celebs or famous Historical people named Clara, however, we did come across Clara McGregor, Clara Alvarado, and Clara Amfo, famously known in the UK as one of the top BBC broadcasters. If you like the name just as much as we do, pay no attention to what people say, and it doesn't matter that there aren't too many Hollywood stars named Clara; it's unique, traditional, and easy to spell.
If you want to call your new baby girl a French name, we suggest going with Elise. It means God's Promise and has been around since the early Middle Ages. The name is apparently a shorter version of the English name Elizabeth, however, the French refuse to admit this and stick to their version of originality.
The name has had its ups and downs, hitting the lows during the 1950s with just a little over 1000 new babies being named Elise. A decade ago, the name peaked with more than 2000 new babies turning to their moms when hearing the name Elise.
Up until the early days of 1991, the name Emmaline was almost unheard of in the United States. However, something must have happened back then as it has not stopped gaining popularity, reaching the in the early 2020s with more than 300 new baby girls being named Emmaline. In Latin, the name means "work," however, with all the Emmalines we know, this definition doesn't mean anything.
In the movie 'The Blue Lagoon," the main character's name is Emmaline. Emmeline Katherine Fink, better recognized as Emmy, is one of the leading American television broadcasters. Emmeline Ndongue is a well-known French basketball player. If you ask us, Emmaline is definitely an option.