What does Daphne mean?
Daphne [daphne] 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.
Affiliated girl name: Daveney.Creative forms:
(female) Daphan, ..
(male) Daphin, .. Middle name pairings:
Daphne Liana (D.L.), ..
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)
Daphne reached its peak position of #356 in the U.S. in the year 2014, and is presently at #378. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Dafne is the only other popular varying form of Daphne (#378 the previous year) appearing in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Daphne was common among parents less than a decade ago (median #908) and is almost as widespread today (#1189, down 15%). Daphne is the most trendy birth name among these.
Similar NamesSuggested 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.See names in meaning and etymology.