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Boy Name: Delaney

Name: Delaney
Pronunciation: \d(e)-la-ney\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy (Delaney's also a girl name)
Meaning: from the alder grove
Origin: French
Sounds Like: Dalan, Daelan, Delon, Dilan, Dolan, Dylan
Variant forms: Delaine, Delainey, Delainy, Delane, Delani, Delanie, Delano, Delany
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 929


Delaney \d(e)-la-ney\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Delaney), is pronounced de-LANE-ee. It is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Delaney is "from the alder grove". From "del aunaie". Also possibly (Irish, Gaelic) "offspring of the challenger", or related to "swarthy", or a place name referring to the Slaney river.

Delaney has 8 variant forms: Delaine, Delainey, Delainy, Delane, Delani, Delanie, Delano and Delany.

Baby names that sound like Delaney are Dalan, Daelan, Delon, Dilan, Dolan and Dylan.


Delaney is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#929 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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