What does Delany mean?
Delany [de-lany] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Delany) has its root in Old French, and the meaning of Delany is "from the alder grove". Delany is a variant form of Delaney (Old French): from "del aunaie".
(female) Delaan, Dolany, ..
(male) Delacy, Delaon, .. Middle name pairings:
Delany Maggie (D.M.), ..
How popular is Delany?
Delany is an uncommon given name for women but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#15490 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Which version is better?with its source form and related girl names. Delaine, Delaney (#243 last year), Delanie (#1406) and Delena are the prominent varying forms of Delany (outside Top 2000). These forms of Delany were popular with parents in 2004 (usage of 0.1%) and are somewhat less common today (usage 0.1%, 33% less). (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Delany is pronounced similarly to Dalanna, Dalena, Dalina, Delana, Deleena, Delina, Dellina, Diliana and Dylana. Other suggested similar names are Daelyn, Dalene, Daline, Dany, Deana▼, Deane, Deann▼, Deeana, Deeane, Deeann, Dejana, Dela, Delancey, Delancy, Delara, Deline, Dellene, Delline, Delly, Delma▼, Delmi, Delmy, Delyn, Delyne, Denay, Denny, Devan▼, Devana, Devaney, Devany, Devony, Dillan, Dylan▲, Dylane, Dyllan, Helana, Jelani, Leland, Melana, Melaney, Melani, Melany▲ and Melony. These names tend to be more frequently used than Delany.See names in meaning and etymology.