Given Name DAPHNE

GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Δαφνη (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: DAF-nee (English), DAHF-nə (Dutch)  [details]

Meaning & History

Means "laurel" in Greek. In Greek mythology she was a nymph turned into a laurel tree by her father in order that she might escape the pursuit of Apollo. It has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world since the end of the 19th century.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Dafina (Albanian), Daphné, Daphnée (French), Dafni (Greek), Dafne (Italian), Dafina (Macedonian)
SAME SPELLING: Daphné

Categories

Downton Abbey characters, Fairy Tail characters, Frasier characters, Harry Potter characters, mythology, nature, nymphs, plants, Queer as Folk US characters, True Blood characters, Winx Club characters
Entry updated December 8, 2017