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Girl Name: Daphne

Name: Daphne
Pronunciation: \d(a)-ph-ne\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: laurel tree
Origin: Greek
Related Names: Daveney
Sounds Like: Davine, Davonne, Davina, Davynn, Daviane, Divine
Variant forms: Daffi, Daffie, Daffy, Dafna, Dafne, Dafnee, Dafneigh, Dafnie, Danfy, Daphna, Daphney, Daphnie
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 618

Description

Daphne \d(a)-ph-ne\ as a girl's name is pronounced DAFF-nee. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Daphne is "laurel tree". Mythology: virtuous Daphne was a nymph who was transformed into a laurel tree to protect her from Apollo. The name was used under the Roman Empire, but disappeared until the 18th century. It came to America as a slave name. Dafne is a Swedish form. Author Daphne Du Maurier.

Daphne has 12 variant forms: Daffi, Daffie, Daffy, Dafna, Dafne, Dafnee, Dafneigh, Dafnie, Danfy, Daphna, Daphney and Daphnie.

For more information, see also the related name Daveney.

Baby names that sound like Daphne are Davine, Davonne, Davina, Davynn, Daviane and Divine.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Daphne.

Popularity

Daphne is a very popular first name for women (#618 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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