What does Delani mean?
Delani \d(e)-la-ni\ 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 a variation of Delaney (Old French, Irish).
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 (#unlisted). These boy names reached the height of their popularity during 1930-1939 (usage of 0.46%) and are 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)