What does Delaney mean?
Delaney [de-laney] as a girls' name (also used less regularly as boys' 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".
Related girl name: Trelane.Creative forms:
(female) Delney, Deolin, ..
(male) Deladay, Delain, .. Middle name pairings:
Delaney Taliyah (D.T.), ..
How popular is Delaney?
Delaney is a rare given name for females but a very popular last name for all people (#1027 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Charted below is the baby name history of Delaney for girls. Delaney entered the list in 1990 and reached its peak position of #169 in the U.S. in the year 2004, and is presently at #243. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Delanie (#1406 the previous year), Delena and Delaine are the popular varying forms of Delaney (#243 the previous year). These relations of Delaney were popular as baby names 11 years ago (adoption of 0.13%) and are somewhat less conventional today (adoption 0.09%, ▼32.8%).
Delaney is alike in pronunciation to Dalanna, Delana, Delina and Dylana. Other suggested similar names are Dalene, Daline, Daney, Deane, Deeane, Dejanee, Delancey, Delancy, Delaree, Deline, Dellene, Delline, Delmy, Delyn, Delyne, Deney, Devaney, Devany, Dylan▲, Dylane, Malaney, Melainey, Melanee, Melaney, Melanney (see Melanie), Melany▲ and Trelaney (see Trelane). These names tend to be more frequently used than Delaney.See names in meaning and etymology.