What does Delaney mean?
Delaney /de-la-ney/ [3 sylls.] 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.Kreatif forms: Denlaney, Dolaney, Doulaney. [more]
How popular is Delaney?
Delaney is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#1027 out of 150436, 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 (outside Top 1000). This boy name was at the peak of its popularity during the years 1930-1939 (usage of 0.46%) and is now much less widespread, with Delano becoming less fashionable. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)