Delaney Name Meaning & Origin

Delaney

Pronunciation: deh-LAY-nee (key)

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.

Related Names:

Delanie, Dell, Lane, Laney

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Nicknames for Delaney

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).

Famous real-life people named Delaney

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

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