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Meaning and name origin
Delani \d(e)-la-ni\ as a boy's name is of Old French and Irish origin, and the meaning of Delani is "from the alder grove; black defiance". Delani is a variant of Delaney (Old French, Irish): 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.
Delani is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Delani and its variant forms. The only variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Delano. (2015 statistics).
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