Name: Delaney

Origin and Meaning of the Name Delaney

  • Meaning:
    From the alder grove
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  • Meaning:
    Child of dark defiance
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  • Pronunciation:
    (deh LAYN ee)
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Miscellaneous Info for Delaney

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    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Delaney is a surname derived alternately from an Old English word for "alder grove," or the Irish surname Ó Dubhshláine, "Dubhshláine" being a combination of the Gaelic words "dark" and "defiance."

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