Meaning and name origin
Delphine \d(e)-lphi-ne, del-phine\ as a girl's 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.
There is 1 masculine form of Delphine: Delphin.
Delphine is a very popular first name for females (#1105 out of 4276, Top 26%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Delphine for girls. Delphine reached its highest rank of #493 in the U.S. in 1920-1929 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Delphine and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Delphine, Delpha and Delfina. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).