Delano is a boy's name. The name has an old French origin. Delano is particularly used as a surname. There are people who believe that the term "Delano" means "time of the night (de la nuit)" while others perceive the meaning of the name as "nut tree (de la noix)." One of the famous personalities bearing the surname Delano is the US president Franklin Delano Roosevelt. A famous variant of the name Delano is "Dylan." The name ranks poorly as a first name but fares well as a surname. Name analysts believe people with Delano to be the temperamental sort, but sensitive and passionate about things which are precious to them.