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Delany (girl)

What does Delany mean?

Delany Pronunciation of 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".


Delany has 6 variants: Delaina, Delainey, Delainy, Delanie, Delayna and Delena.

4 more different relations via Delaney: Delaine, Delane, Delayne and Delene.

Creative forms:
(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)

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

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

Similar Names

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.

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