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What does Daphne mean?

Daphne /da-ph-ne/ as a girls' 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. Author Daphne Du Maurier.


Daphne has 13 variants: Daffi, Daffie, Daffy, Dafna, Dafne, Dafnee, Dafneigh, Dafnie, Danfy, Daph, Daphna, Daphney and Daphnie.

Affiliated girl name: Daveney.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Daphan, Daphina, ..

(male) Daphin, Daphley, ..

How popular is Daphne?

Daphne is a very prominent first name for females (#618 out of 4276, Top 14%) but an unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the baby name history of Daphne for girls. Daphne reached its peak position of #356 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Daphne name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Daphne outside U.S.

Below is a charted analysis of the history of the girl name Daphne and corresponding names. Dafne (#1460 the previous year) is the only other popular varying form of Daphne (#356 the previous year) appearing in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Daphne is common among parents today (median #908). Daphne is the most trendy birth name among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Daphne, Dafne in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Daphne and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Arachne, Carine, Dabney, Dabnie, Dabny (see Dabney), Dacee, Dagne, Dagny, Dahl, Dahna, Dahnya, Daicee (see Dacey), Dale, Dalene, Daline, Dalise, Dana, Dane, Dani, Danice, Danie, Danise, Danne, Danney, Darice, Darina, Darlene, Darlyne, Darsie, Dasha, Dashay, Dasie, Daviane, Davina, Davine, Davonne, Davynn, Dawn, Dawna, Dawne, Dayha, Dayna, Dayne, Deane, Delane, Delene, Delphine, Deonne, Dione, Divine, Dorene, Dorine, Dwayne, Dyanne, Dymphna, Faune, Fawne, Jaine, Jaline, Jane, Janine, Janne, Jaxine, Kalene, Lane, Marine, Maxene, Mazine, Nadene, Nadine, Nadyne, Narine, Paine, Rayne and Sarine. These names tend to be less commonly used than Daphne.