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What does Delane mean?

Delane \d(e)-la-ne\ as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Delane) is of Old French and Irish derivation, and the meaning of Delane is "from the alder grove; black defiance". Delane is a derivative of Delaney (Old French, Irish).


Delane has 1 variant: Delaine.

Delane has 6 more related variations via Delaney: Delainey, Delainy, Delani, Delanie, Delano and Delany.


Delane is a rare first name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#39678 out of 150436, Top 26%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the boy name Delane and affiliated names. Delano is the only popular variation form of Delane (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000. These boy names reached the apex of their popularity during 1930-1939 (usage of 0.46%) and are now much less widespread, with Delano becoming less stylish. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Delano in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Delane is alike in pronunciation to Daelan, Dalan, Delon, Dilan, Dolan and Dylan. Other recommended similar baby names are Deane and Devane. These names tend to be more commonly used than Delane.