Dafne - girls name

Dafne name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 29%

Dafne name meaning:

The name Dafne is of Greek origin and has a rich mythological background. It is derived from the Greek word "dafne" which means "laurel" or "bay tree." In Greek mythology, Dafne was a nymph pursued by the god Apollo. To escape his advances, she transformed into a laurel tree. As a result, the laurel tree became a symbol of victory, honor, and immortality.

The name Dafne carries connotations of strength, resilience, and transformation. It embodies the idea of overcoming challenges and adapting to change, just as Dafne did in the myth. With its Greek roots, the name also conveys a sense of ancient wisdom and sophistication.

Parents who choose the name Dafne for their daughter may be drawn to its mythological significance, or simply find it pleasing to the ear. It is a unique and somewhat unconventional name that carries a sense of history and symbolism.

Origin: Israeli

The laurel tree. The mythological virtuous Daphne was transformed into a laurel tree to protect her from Apollo.

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Overall UK ranking: 3961 out of 5581

5 recorded births last year

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Historical popularity of Dafne

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