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Dailey, Daily, Daley, Dally, Dawley, O’ Daly, Ó Dálaigh


The name Daly comes from the Gaelic word “Dálach”, which means ‘one who is present at assemblies’. This word gives its root to the word “Dáil”, the official name for the Irish parliament. Traditionally the Ó Dálaigh clan were poets and scholars. The name is the 24th most numerous surname in Ireland, and remains most popular in its original homeland of Co. Westmeath (explore the history of the Daly name further).