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Gender: Female Pronunciation: de-LAY-nee Meaning of Delaney: "dark challenger" Origin of Delaney: Irish Delaney's Popularity in 2017: #250

The name Delaney is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "dark challenger". Delaney is ranked #250 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Surname Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quintuplets (girls)".

From the experts:

Delaney has been a popular Irish surname name for a couple of decades, projecting buoyant enthusiasm plus a feminine feel.

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Famous People Named Delaney

Delaney Collins, Canadian hockey player
Delaney Gibson, American singer/songwriter
Delaney Katherine McBride (b. 1994), daughter of singer Martina McBride
Delaney Buchwald (b. 1995), daughter of singer Marty Balin of Jefferson Airplane
Delaney Gillespie (b. 2012), daughter of cricketer Jason Gillespie
Sarah Delaney Buffett (b. 1992), daughter of singer Jimmy Buffett

Pop Culture References for the name Delaney

Delaney "Lane" Park McEvoy, main character in Kat Falls' "Inhuman."
"Delaney," song by YouTube band Cimorelli
"Miss Delaney," song by the band Jack's Mannequin
Amanda Delaney, minor character in Baby Sitter's Club series
Jess Delaney, main character in Mother-Daughter Book Club series by Heather Vogel Frederick