The name Dahlia is a girl's name of Scandinavian origin. Dahlia is ranked #410 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Flower Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "Heaven Hell Purgatory -- GIRLS".
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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 Anders 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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