Meaning and Origin of: Daly

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old English : Valley
  • German : Valley dweller

Family name origins & meanings

  • Irish : reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dálaigh ‘descendant of Dálach’, a personal name based ondál (modern dáil) ‘meeting’, ‘assembly’.
  • The main Irish family of this name claims descent from Dálach, tenth in descent from Niall of the Nine Hostages. From the 12th century they became famous as a poet family, and branches spread all over Ireland.

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