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Delaney meaning and name origin
Delaney \d(e)-la-ney\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's 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 8 variant forms: Delaine, Delainey, Delainy, Delane, Delani, Delanie, Delano and Delany.
Baby names that sound like Delaney are Dalan, Daelan, Delon, Dilan, Dolan and Dylan.
Popularity of Delaney
Delaney is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#929 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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