Delaney

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Norman baronial surname from a place in France, Old French del aunaie "from the alder grove". In Ireland an anglicization of Irish Ó Dubhshláine "descendant of Black (dubh) + Challenge (slán)".

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Proper noun[edit]

Delaney

  1. A surname​.
  2. A female given name, modern transferred use of the surname.

Quotations[edit]

  • 1945 Tennesee Williams, The Glass Menagerie, Scene V:
    TOM. James D. O'Connor. The D. is for Delaney.
    AMANDA. Irish on both sides! Gracious! And doesn't drink?