What does Delaney mean?
Delaney \d(e)-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".
For more on this name, see also the related girl name Trelane.
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. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Delaney for girls. Delaney entered the list in 1991 and reached its peak position of #169 in the U.S. in the year 2004, and is presently at #268. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Delaney is alike in pronunciation to Delana. Other suggested similar baby names are Delancey, Delancy, Deline, Delyne, Devaney, Dylane and Melaney. These names tend to be more frequently used than Delaney.