- This is my most absolute favorite name. I love the Irish sound of it. The nickname that I would definitely use would be Laney. I found it from a Novel that I read.
- different, and very feminine
- pretty, will serve well for life
- another great Irish name. My husband loves the nickname "Laney", and wanted to name a girl Elaine. But my mother's lifelong best friend's name is Elaine, and I've always despised her. I came up with Delaney.
- Delaney Gracyn: a name that works thru life, great sounding for a baby, a small girl, a teen and finally a great grown up name
- Delaney Rae Keats- Separately, I like all three of these names, and together they're even better. Del is a pretty nickname, as are Laney and Rae. John Keats has been a favorite poet of mine ever since high school English class, and I've always felt that Keats would be a pretty name, and a nice way to honor him.
- Delaney Shae: It just sounds so soft and pretty. I also love the nn Laney!
- Delaney Skyye: I love the nn Laney but not as a proper name so delaney is perfect. Skyye sounds exotic but i only like this spelling of it.
Delaney started out as an English surname denoting someone who lived in an "alder grove" (from Norman French de l'aunaie). Delaney is also used to anglicize the Irish surname Ó Dubhshláine. This is derived from the word "dubh" meaning "black" and possibly the river Slaine (Slaney).
See Also: Delayni, Delaynie
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