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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 8 variants: Delaine, Delainey, Delainy, Delane, Delani, Delanie, Delano and Delany.

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)

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

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