Meaning and Origin of: Delay

Family name origins & meanings

  • Irish : reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duinnshléibhe ‘descendant of Donn Sleibhe’ (seeDunleavy).
  • Altered spelling of Delaye, habitational name denoting someone from Lay (Loire), or from Laye (Hautes-Alpes, Eure, Loire, etc.).