What does Delaney mean?
Delaney \d(e)-la-ney\ as a boys' name (also used more widely as girls' name Delaney) is pronounced de-LANE-ee. It is of Old French and Irish origin, and the meaning of Delaney is "from the alder grove; black defiance". Can derive from the Norman French name "del aunaie", or from an Irish surname from an old name "Dubhshlaine", or from a place name referring to the Slaney river.
Delaney has 1 feminine form: Trelane.
Delaney is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#929 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Delaney and associated names. Delano is the only popular variation form of Delaney (#unlisted). This boy name was at the peak of its popularity during 1930-1939 and is now much less widespread, with the form Delano becoming less fashionable. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)