Delaney: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Delaney | Girls
Origin of the name Delaney:
Transferred use of the Irish surname derived from the Gaelic O'Dubhshláine, which is of uncertain meaning.
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- Comments and insights on the name Delaney: | Edit
My name is Delaney and i am often called laney-cakes by my dad. I love my name and it is very creative.My mom got the idea from the doctor that told my mom she was pregnant with me the doctor's baby had just been named delaney and my mom asked if it was ok if she took his idea. This name isnt very common except for last names and i am the only delaney in my school.I love it!
- Personal experiences with the name Delaney: | Edit
My name is Delaney Rae. When my mother was pregnant with me she said "If the baby is a boy, the name will be Dylan. And if it's a girl, Delane." Then later she came up with "Delaney".
My first name is Delaney and sometimes its ok...I mean people who have never heard it before seem to really love it a lot and I am one of the only "Delaneys" that I know, all of the ones that I have met before have been younger than me (I'm 23) so I guess that this name is on the rise! My mom is Irish and she always told me it meant decendent of the challenger.
This is my daughter's middle name. She is named after her great-grandparents last name. We spell it with a capital "L", because that's how the last name is spelled.
My last name is Delaney and it isn't spelled with a capital L. I always loved my last name so I will probably use it as my child's middle name if I should have a girl.
- Nicknames for Delaney: | Edit
Laney, Lane, Dell, Della, Laners, Lanes, Delnae, D, Del, Lanerd, laneyloula,laney-cakes,Delante,Delantro.
- Meanings and history of the name Delaney: | Edit
The Gaelic meaning for this name is "child of dark defiance" - beware! In English it means "from the alder grove".
- Famous real-life people named Delaney: | Edit
Dana Delaney, plays Katherine Mayfair in the TV series "Desperate Housewives"
- Delaney in song, story & screen: | Edit
"Delaney Talks to Statues", song by Jimmy Buffet
"Miss Delaney," song by Jack's Mannequin
Global Popularity of the Name Delaney
- #209 in United States