Delaney Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Delaney:
Transferred use of the Irish surname derived from the Gaelic O'Dubhshláine, which is of uncertain meaning.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Delane, D, Laney, Laney-Brainy, Deels, Dell, Laina, Delana
- Meanings and history of the name Delaney
The Gaelic meaning for this name is "child of dark defiance" - beware! In English it means "from the alder grove".
Delaney is an Irish surname derived from the Gaelic Ó Dubhsláine, Dubh meaning black and Slaine for the River Slaine (Slaney).
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Dana Delaney, plays Katherine Mayfair in the TV series "Desperate Housewives"
- Delaney in song, story & screen
"Delaney Talks to Statues", song by Jimmy Buffet
"Miss Delaney," song by Jack's Mannequin