First name origins & meanings:
- French: From the elder tree grove
- Irish: Dark
First name variations: Delane, Del, Delanio, Delayno, Dellano, Delano
Last name origins & meanings:
- English (of Norman origin): habitational name for someone from
any of various minor places in northern France named from Old French
aunaie ‘alder grove’.
- Irish: Anglicized form, influenced by
the Norman name, of Gaelic Ó Dubhshláine ‘descendant of
Dubhshláine’, a personal name composed of the elements
dubh ‘black’ + slán ‘challenge’,
‘defiance’. MacLysaght, however, suggests that this element may be
from the Sláinge river.
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