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What does Delphine mean?

Delphine Pronunciation of Delphine [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.

Associated with: greek, oracle (wisdom), earth, flower.


Delphine has 8 variants: Delfa, Delfin, Delfine, Delfyne, Delpha, Delphina, Delphinea and Delphinia.

Affiliated girl name: Delfina.

1 masculine form: Delphin.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Delphine Briella (D.B.), ..

How popular is Delphine?

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. Demographics)

Delphine reached its peak position of #478 in the U.S. in the 1920s, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Delpha and Delfina are the popular related forms of Delphine. Adoption of these relations of Delphine was common in the 1920s, but now, the version Delphine has become somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Delphine, Delfina, Delpha in U.S.

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