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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) (2000 U.S. Census).
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