Meaning:from the alder grove
Delaney has a definite surname feel to it, and sure enough, it was a last name turned into a first. The name was French, De Annou, and anglicized to Delaney. “Annou” was derived from “alder grove,” which was believed by ancient Celtics to have sacred nutritious properties and secret powers. Despite its appealing backstory, Delaney had a late start in the baby-name game. It wasn't recognized until the early 1990s, reaching its peak just after the turn of the century.
Popularity Trend Chart
Roll over the visual for detailed rankings by year.
Source: Social Security Administration
Not sure you have the perfect name? Search to add more baby names to your My Favorites list.
Name added. View Your List