What does Daphne mean?
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.
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)
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)
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.
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.