Flower name, from Swedish surname
"Dahl's flower"

Dahlia Origin and Meaning

The name Dahlia is a girl's name of Scandinavian origin meaning "Dahl's flower".

One of the flower names, used occasionally in Britain (where it's pronounced DAY-lee-a). It seems to have recovered from what was perceived as a slightly affected la-di-dah air. The flower was named in honor of the pioneering Swedish botanist Andreas Dahl, which means dale.

In the Victorian language of flowers, Dahlia denotes elegance and dignity.

In P.G. Wodehouse's Jeeves stories, Dahlia is Bertie Wooster's more sympathetic aunt, described as being constructed along the lines of Mae West. Reporter Dahlia Lithwick covers legal matters for the online magazine Slate.

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Famous People Named Dahlia

  • Dahlia SalemAmerican actress
  • Dahlia DuhaneyJamaican sprinter
  • Dahlia RavikovitchIsraeli poet
  • Dahlia LithwickAmerican journalist
  • Dahlia Janys King (b. 2011)daughter of footballer Stephen King

Dahlia in Pop Culture

  • Dahlia LynleyChivers, character in the Southern Vampire Mysteries by Charlaine Harris
  • Dahlia Deeringcharacter on TV's "Devious Maids"
  • Dahlia Gillespieantagonist of the video game Silent Hill
  • Dahlia Malloycharacter on TV's "The Riches"
  • Dahlia Hawthorneantagonist in the Ace Attorney series
  • Dahlia Reinholdcharacter in "Professor Layton" video game
  • Aunt Dahlia Traverscharacter in P. G. Wodehouse's Jeeves series
  • Dahliapowerful witch on TV's "The Originals"
  • Dahliaa nerdy great horned owl in the Angry Birds series
  • The 'Black Dahlia' murder (1947)
  • 'The Black Dahlia'2006 film
  • Dahlia Qadri; surgical intern on Grey's Anatomy

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