Daphne - girls name

Daphne name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 96%

Daphne name meaning:

The name Daphne is of Greek origin and holds a rich mythological significance. In Greek mythology, Daphne was a nymph who caught the attention of the god Apollo. To escape his advances, she pleaded for help from her father, who transformed her into a laurel tree. As a result, Daphne is often associated with beauty, nature, and transformation.

The name Daphne has become popular due to its strong symbolism and lyrical sound. It is often chosen for girls who exude an air of grace, elegance, and natural beauty. Daphne carries a sense of enchantment and mystery, reflecting the mythological origins of the name. It embodies the idea of transformation and resilience, as Daphne was able to evade Apollo's advances by becoming a tree. Overall, the name Daphne conveys a sense of timeless beauty and strength, making it a popular choice for parents looking for a name with mythological roots and a touch of elegance.

Origin: Greek

Laurel tree.

Related names

Daphne , Daff, Daph, Daveney

Other girls names beginning with D


Overall UK ranking: 234 out of 5581

214 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (652)

Historical popularity of Daphne

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