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Origin & Meaning

The name Delaney is of Irish origin.

The meaning of Delaney is "challenger".  

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "dark challenger".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 268  in baby name popularity for girls with 1220 occurrences.  It ranked 8904 in popular baby names for boys with 8 occurrences. 

View the Delaney Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Delaney has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Delaney to other names.


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Irish names usually contain a given, middle and family name.

Given names frequently have their source in the Roman Catholic faith, or are derived from the traditional Gaelic.

Some Gaelic or old Irish names date back to the Celtic origins of Gaelach (Ireland). These names find their basis in ancient pagan religions, myths, legends, and superstitions held by the Gaels.