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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).

Displayed below are the baby name popularity trends of the name Delaney compared with its variant forms and related boy baby names. (2012 statistics). View the popularity trend for Delaney only.

Popularity of name Delaney
Popularity of Delaney