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pinWhat does Delani mean?

Delani /de-lani/ [3 sylls.] as a name for boys has the meaning "from the alder grove; black defiance". Delani is an alternate spelling of Delaney (Old French, Irish) with the suffix -i.


Delani has 5 variants: Delainey, Delainy, Delanie, Delano and Delany.

Delani has 2 more related forms via Delaney: Delaine and Delane.

Kreatif forms: Dalani, Dellani, Delni. [more]

pinHow popular is Delani?

Delani is an unusual first name for males. Delani is an equally unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Delano is the only prominent alternative form of Delani (not ranked). Variants like Delainey are seldom used. This boy name reached the height of its popularity during 1930-1939 (usage of 0.46%) and is now much less widespread, with Delano becoming less trendy. Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the boy name Delani and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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

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

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Recommended similar baby names are Daelan, Dalan, Delon, Dilan, Dolan and Dylan. These names tend to be more commonly used than Delani.