Meaning:Dark challenger; From the alder grove
Delaney is a gender-neutral name of Irish origins, meaning “dark challenger.” Quirky Delaney is a popular surname in Ireland, originating from the Irish family name Ó Dubhshláine. Across the Celtic Sea, Delaney is also a habitational name in Northern France and derives from the Old French word del aunaie, meaning “from the alder grove.” Born to defeat the dark arts, little Delaney is prepared to combat life’s evil demons from a young age.

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