Type Settlement
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. DEHL-ee  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From Sanskrit दिल्ली (Dilli), possibly from देहली (dehali) meaning "threshold", or possibly from the name of a 1st-century BC king. This is the name of a large city in northern India, which includes the district of New Delhi, the Indian capital.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesDilli(Assamese) Dilli(Bengali) Dilli(Hindi) Dilli(Marathi) Dilli(Odia) Dilli(Sanskrit)


Entry updated February 28, 2019