Meaning and name origin
Delaney \d(e)-la-ney\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Delaney), is pronounced da-LAY-nee. It is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Delaney is "from the alder grove". From "del aunaie". Also possibly (Irish, Gaelic) "offspring of the challenger" or "angel from heaven".
For more information, see also the related girl name Trelane.
Delaney is not a popular first name for females but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#929 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Delaney for girls (2014 statistics).
Delaney is also pronounced similarly to Delana. Other suggested similar baby names are Delancey, Delancy, Deline, Delyne, Devaney, Dylane and Melaney. These names tend to be more commonly used than Delaney.