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pinWhat 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 12 variants: Daffi, Daffie, Daffy, Dafna, Dafne, Dafnee, Dafneigh, Dafnie, Danfy, Daphna, Daphney and Daphnie.

Affiliated girl name: Daveney.

Kreatif forms: Dophne, Duephne. [more]

pinHow 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. Census)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Daphne for girls. Daphne was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its peak position of #356 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 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 usage of the girl name Daphne and corresponding names. Dafne is the only other popular varying form of Daphne (#356 the previous year) appearing in the Top 1000. Adoption of these relations of Daphne was common among parents today (median #678). Daphne is the most trendy birth name among these. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Daphne, Dafne in U.S.

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

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Suggested similar baby names are Dabney, Dabnie, Dabny, Dagne, Dahna, Dalene, Daline, Dane, Danne, Daviane, Davina, Davine, Davonne, Davynn, Dawne, Dayne and Divine. These names tend to be less commonly used than Daphne.