What does Delphine mean?
Delphine \d(e)-lphi-ne, del-phine\ as a girls' 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.
For more information, see also the related girl name Delfina.
Delphine has 1 masculine form: Delphin.
Delphine is a very popular first name for females (#1105 out of 4276, Top 26%) but a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Delphine for girls. Delphine reached its peak position of #493 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Shown below is an analysis of the usage of the girl name Delphine and related names. Delpha and Delfina are the popular related forms of Delphine. Adoption of these girl names reached its apex during the years 1920-1929 (usage of 0.2327%) and is now significantly lower, with the version Delphine becoming less trendy. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)