Meaning and Origin of Delaney - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Delaney

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • French : From the elder tree grove
  • Irish : Dark

Family name origins & meanings:

  • English (of Norman origin) : habitational name for someone from any of various minor places in northern France named from Old French aunaie ‘alder grove’.
  • Irish : Anglicized form, influenced by the Norman name, of Gaelic Ó Dubhshláine ‘descendant of Dubhshláine’, a personal name composed of the elements dubh ‘black’ + slán ‘challenge’, ‘defiance’. MacLysaght, however, suggests that this element may be from the Sláinge river.

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