What does Delani mean?
Delani /de-lani/ [3 sylls.] as a name for boys. Delani's roots are Old French and Irish, and the meaning of Delani is "from the alder grove; black defiance". Delani is an alternate spelling of Delaney (Old French, Irish). Delino is a common last name.
How 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)