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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 has 5 variant forms: Delainey, Delainy, Delanie, Delano, Delany.


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 popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Delano. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

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


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