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since 1880
Last Name
33k
in the U.S.
in 2010

Delaney

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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

Fun Facts about the name Delaney

  • 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 2006 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Delaney ranks 105th in popularity as a baby girl's name in New Hampshire. Imagine that, 12 babies in New Hampshire have the same name as you in 2006.
  • 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 Neyelad. 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.
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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

  • Williams

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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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.

English

Origin and Meaning of Delaney

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

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

Other Inspirations for the Name Delaney

Delaney And Bonnie
Delaney Athletic Conference
Delaney Blac
Delaney Clause
Delaney Congress
Delaney Glazer
Delaney Diamond
Delaney Mckinney
Delaney Williams

Notable Persons With the Last Name Delaney

Kim Delaney

Kim Delaney is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1981 to 2012. Kim was born in 1961 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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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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