Gender / Sex: girl (Delaney's also a boy name)
Meaning: from the alder grove
Related Names: Trelane
Sounds Like: Delyne, Deline, Delana, Dylane
Variant forms: DeLaina, Delaine, Delainey, Delainy, Delane, Delanie, Delany, DeLayna, Delayne, Delena, Delene
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 929
Delaney \d(e)-la-ney\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Delaney), is pronounced da-LAY-nee. 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 "angel from heaven".
Delaney has 11 variant forms: DeLaina, Delaine, Delainey, Delainy, Delane, Delanie, Delany, DeLayna, Delayne, Delena and Delene.
For more information, see also the related name Trelane.
Baby names that sound like Delaney are Delyne, Deline, Delana and Dylane.
View a list of the 2 names that reference Delaney.
Delaney is not a popular first name for women but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#929 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)