Delaney

Delaney - A very unique female name



  Apr 19,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Delaney, meaning dark challenger, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1977 on position #2734. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Delaney and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Delaney? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Delaney. The baby girl name Delaney was given to 1,226 baby girls in 2012, ranking #257 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,153 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Delaney peaked in popularity 15 years ago in 2004 on position 169.



Famous with this name

Delaney Williams
Joan Delaney
Kim Delaney


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Delaney is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Delaney is currently topping the baby name charts in Nebraska at position #85 - and is the least popular in Utah at position #685.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Delaney is where you live.


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Delaney origin and meaning

Delaney is a 7 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means dark challenger. To see famous people named Delaney, pop culture references for the name Delaney and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Delaney

We've found the following names that sound similar to Delaney, sorted by popularity.

Dylan / Delma / Delanie / Delana / Delaine / Delainey / Daylin / Delany / Dalene / Delmy /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012257
2011236
2010208
2009239
2008209
2007202
2006193
2005190
2004169
2003175
2002180
2001202
2000206
1999216
1998222
1997259
1996266
1995329
1994508
1993556
1992726
1991900
19901057
19892030
19882290
19873265
19863164
19852788
19823030
19813286
19783015
19772734

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Nebraska85
Wisconsin108
Pennsylvania121
Delaware128
Ohio144
Indiana149
Michigan168
Colorado168
Maryland170
Missouri174
Illinois174
Massachusetts179
Virginia191
South Dakota193
West Virginia197
Alaska203
Minnesota205
Kansas209
Oregon212
Tennessee242
Maine248
Arizona249
North Carolina268
Iowa269
New Jersey288
Florida295
Washington305
Connecticut305
New Mexico313
South Carolina347
Kentucky360
Georgia360
Idaho362
California371
Oklahoma384
New York453
Texas479
Arkansas533
Utah685

Even more about Delaney


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Delaney a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Delaney?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2004
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Delaney
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 1,153
Letter count 7
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1977
2012 births +1,226

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