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Delaney (girl)

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What does Delaney mean?

Delaney /de-la-ney/ 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".

Associated with: angel, heaven

Variations

Delaney has 11 variants: Delaina, Delaine, Delainey, Delainy, Delane, Delanie, Delany, Delayna, Delayne, Delena and Delene.

Related girl name: Trelane.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Delney, Deolin, ..

(male) Deladay, Delain, ..

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)

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Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

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 #268. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Delaney name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Delaney outside U.S.

Delanie (#1456 the previous year), Delena and Delaine are the popular varying forms of Delaney (#268 the previous year). These relations of Delaney were popular as baby names 10 years ago (adoption of 0.13%) and are somewhat less conventional today (adoption 0.08%, 39.5%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Delaney, Delaine, Delanie, Delena in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Delaney and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

NAMES LIKE DELANEY

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.


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