Delaney

First Name
34k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
33k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Delaney" mean? The list below shows the origins of Delaney as well as things modernly associated with the name Delaney such as celebrities named Delaney.

Origin and Meaning of Delaney

"Delaney" is a name of English origin, and it means "From the alder grove". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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From a Norman baronial surname, from a place in France, Old French del aunaie "from the alder grove". In Ireland an anglicization of Irish Ó Dubhshláine "descendant of Black (dubh) + Challenge (slán)".

  1. A surname​.
  2. A female given name, modern transferred use of the surname.
  3. A male given name

Notable Persons With the Name Delaney

Delaney Bramlett was a blues, rock music, country music, and gospel music musician. He plays Guitar. Delaney was born on July 1st, 1939 in Pontotoc, Mississippi. He died on December 27th, 2008.

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Delaney Williams is an actor and television actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1997 to 1997. Delaney was given the name William Delaney on December 12th, 1962 in Washington, D.C.

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Delaney Davidson is a famed human. Delaney was born in 1972.

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Delaney Rudd is a basketball player for the Westchester Golden Apples, Bay State Bombardiers, Utah Jazz, Paris Basket Racing, Maine Windjammers, P.A.O.K. BC, Rapid City Thrillers, Portland Trail Blazers, and ASVEL Basket. He was most active from 1985 to 1999. Delaney was born on November 8th, 1962 in Hollister, North Carolina.

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Delaney Miller is a notable individual. Delaney was born on April 6th, 1995.

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Delaney Collins is an ice hockey player. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1997 to 2008. Delaney was born on May 2nd, 1977 in Pilot Mound, Manitoba.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Delaney

Kim Delaney is an actress. She has been prominent since 1981. Kim was born on November 29th, 1961 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Rob Delaney is a comedian, actor, and writer. Their most notable accomplishments were from 2003 to present. Rob was born on January 19th, 1977 in Boston, Massachusetts, US. Rob is also known as Delaney.

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Thomas Delaney is a soccer player for the F.C. Copenhagen and Denmark national under-19 football team. Thomas was born on September 3rd, 1991 in Frederiksberg.

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Malcolm Delaney is a basketball player for the Élan Chalon, BC Budivelnyk, FC Bayern Munich (basketball), and PBC Lokomotiv-Kuban in the VTB United League and Eurocup Basketball. His ongoing career started in 2011. Malcolm was born on March 11th, 1989 in Baltimore.

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Gary Delaney is a comedian. Gary was born on April 16th, 1973 in Solihull.

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Damien Delaney is a soccer player for the Crystal Palace F.C., Avondale United F.C. (Cork), Cork City F.C., Leicester City F.C., Stockport County F.C., Huddersfield Town A.F.C., Mansfield Town F.C., Hull City A.F.C., Queens Park Rangers F.C., Ipswich Town F.C., and Republic of Ireland national fo. Damien was born on July 20th, 1981 in Cork, Ireland.

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How popular is the baby name Delaney in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1912 7 0 7
1916 5 0 5
1919 9 0 9
1923 8 0 8
1927 7 0 7
1930 12 0 12
1932 6 0 6
1933 6 0 6
1934 6 0 6
1936 11 0 11
1938 6 0 6
1939 10 5 5
1940 5 0 5
1942 10 0 10
1943 5 0 5
1946 6 0 6
1947 5 0 5
1948 10 0 10
1949 7 0 7
1950 5 0 5
1951 6 0 6
1952 17 5 12
1953 8 0 8
1954 7 0 7
1955 18 7 11
1956 11 5 6
1957 9 0 9
1958 8 0 8
1959 6 0 6
1960 9 0 9
1961 14 5 9
1962 14 5 9
1963 8 0 8
1964 10 0 10
1965 11 0 11
1966 16 8 8
1967 14 0 14
1968 7 7 0
1969 13 5 8
1970 14 0 14
1971 29 11 18
1972 36 15 21
1973 36 14 22
1974 30 18 12
1975 31 21 10
1976 29 15 14
1977 35 19 16
1978 38 20 18
1979 46 25 21
1980 30 13 17
1981 35 25 10
1982 33 24 9
1983 31 24 7
1984 38 22 16
1985 41 28 13
1986 40 28 12
1987 43 28 15
1988 52 43 9
1989 116 99 17
1990 198 180 18
1991 241 225 16
1992 334 307 27
1993 434 418 16
1994 513 484 29
1995 837 819 18
1996 1,105 1,080 25
1997 1,148 1,120 28
1998 1,428 1,400 28
1999 1,491 1,459 32
2000 1,565 1,538 27
2001 1,602 1,582 20
2002 1,782 1,765 17
2003 1,874 1,855 19
2004 2,028 2,000 28
2005 1,842 1,828 14
2006 1,830 1,813 17
2007 1,703 1,688 15
2008 1,636 1,620 16
2009 1,404 1,385 19
2010 1,502 1,484 18
2011 1,354 1,337 17
2012 1,275 1,259 16
2013 1,288 1,276 12
2014 1,236 1,228 8
2015 1,327 1,322 5

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Popularity of Delaney as a first name

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Popularity of Delaney as a last name

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Common last names for Delaney

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Delaney U.S.
  White 83.59% 64.26%
  African American 11.25% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.58% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.42% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.83% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.32% 16.26%

Of Last Name Delaney

People with the last name Delaney are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Delaney

  • How Popular is the name Delaney? Delaney is the 1,245th most popular name of all time. As a last name Delaney was the 1,057th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Delaney have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 34,112 babies born with the first name Delaney in the United States. That's more than enough people named Delaney to occupy the country of San Marino with an estimated population of 32,312 (as of March 31, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Delaney? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Delaney first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Delaney is Saturday, June 14th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Delaney born? The highest recorded use of the first name Delaney was in 2004 with a total of 2,000 babies. That's a lot of babies named Delaney!
  • Random Delaney Factoid: According to the 2003 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Delaney ranks 95th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Nebraska. Imagine that, 24 babies in Nebraska have the same name as you in 2003.
  • Weird things about the name Delaney: Your name in reverse order is Yenaled. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Laeyned. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Delaney? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 33,218 people with the last name Delaney.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Delaney? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 11 of them will have Delaney as their last name.

What Delaney's Have Visited This Page?

What does the name Delaney mean?

Dis for dashing, the romantic you!

Eis for exotic, no lack of spirit here!

Lis for luxury, the luxury of your smile.

Ais for approachable, constantly meeting new people

Nis for narrator, tell many stories

Eis for early, promptness is a virtue

Yis for yearn, your innermost desires.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.