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Girl Name: Delphine

Name: Delphine
Pronunciation: \d(e)-lphi-ne, del-phine\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: dolphin
Origin: Greek
Related Names: Delfina
Variant forms: Delfa, Delfin, Delfine, Delfyne, Delpha, Delphina, Delphinea, Delphinia
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 1105


Delphine \d(e)-lphi-ne, del-phine\ as a girl's name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Delphine is "dolphin". French form of a name which refers to the Greek town of Delphi, home of a famous oracle. The Greeks believed that Delphi was the earth's womb; the dolphin's shapre resembles that of a pregnant woman. Also a flower name: the larkspur flower, whose center resembles a dolphin, is also known as delphinium. French actress Delphine Seyrig.

Delphine has 8 variant forms: Delfa, Delfin, Delfine, Delfyne, Delpha, Delphina, Delphinea and Delphinia.

For more information, see also the related name Delfina.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Delphine.


Delphine is a very popular first name for women (#1105 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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