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onechu4u  12/12/2004
A famous bearer was the English writer Daphne Du Maurier, the author of "My Cousen Rachel" and "Rebecca".
Catra  4/4/2005
This is a small evergreen shrub with sweet-scented flowers, and also one of the Scooby-Doo gang.
wiswina  5/27/2005
Daphne Moon is a character on the sitcom Frasier.
― Anonymous User  12/29/2005
I named my daughter Daphne because the spelling is beautiful and the name is a little old fashioned and yet a little quirky. I call her Daph most of the time. Lorraine is her middle name. I think this name is a good choice for someone who wants a name that's not from out in left field but not so common like Jennifer or Megan. Out of her entire high school she is the only Daphne.
californadreamin  1/1/2006
Once popular as a name for dogs.
Kosta  2/21/2006
Why I don't like this name I don't know, but I don't.
― Anonymous User  4/4/2006
The only Daphne I ever knew was always teased and called Daphne Duck.
― Anonymous User  7/10/2006
I don't really like this name at all.
― Anonymous User  7/10/2006
Talented actress Daphne Zuniga bears the name. Daphne is a very beautiful name. It's so mystical and magical. I like it very much.
audreyhubley  8/29/2006
Daphne Blake was a character on Scooby Doo!
blackgoodbye  10/2/2006
This name is also used in Dutch, but then it is pronounced as DAHF-nuh. I think it's very pretty that way.
ml1muse  10/14/2006
Daphne is the main character of the movie "What A Girl Wants" starring Amanda Bynes and Colin Firth. Really good movie, and the character is cool.
Annabeau  2/14/2007
It's Jack Lemmom's character in "Some Like It Hot", which is a fantastic hilarious movie.
jazzbaby  4/27/2007
What an elegant name!
seraphine_eternal  6/13/2007
There is a character in the Italian cartoon "Winx Club" whose name is Dafne or Daphne. She is a nymph, and is a guide to the main protagonist, Bloom. In the original (i.e. non-4kids) versions of the cartoon she is also Bloom's elder sister.
seraphine_eternal  6/13/2007
I've never liked this name much. It makes me think of 'daft' and 'daffy.' And the way it's spelled doesn't look aesthetically pleasing to me.
― Anonymous User  7/11/2007
Daphne Handlová is character from the movie "15 Minutes". She is played by Vera Farmiga.
Maggie_Simpson  11/19/2007
This name does sound sweet, and I have considered it. But growing up with Scooby-doo, I'm worried that she'd be born with cartoon-red hair, a purple dress, and a vanity complex. Har har. (When I was little I used to parade around the room as nerdy Velma. Yep. I had the haircut and everything.)
edenrowe  12/30/2007
Daphne Greengrass is a character in the Harry potter series, although she is only mentioned in the Sorting Ceremony.
Skittsie13  1/20/2008
Daphne Rubin-Vega was the original Mimi in the original cast of the broadway show, "Rent".
― Anonymous User  1/31/2008
Daphne is such a pretty name, very classy, and a little old-fashioned, in a good way.
wordybookworm  2/10/2008
I don't really like it much. It would probably be shortened to Daff, which wouldn't be nice. I have a rather unfriendly impression of the name for some reason. The name is much prettier in European languages other than English.
slight night shiver  5/19/2008
This name looks ugly and makes me think of Scooby-Doo or Daffy Duck.
number1212  1/6/2009
I associate this name with a young lady about town with a funky sense of fashion. She'd probably look like she just came back from the 1970's.
ICEyun  2/25/2009
I'm surprised that no one has mentioned Daphne Millbrook, aka 'Nemesis' or 'Speedster' from Heroes. Too bad Danko had to go and get her shot though.
Ayla  4/11/2009
I think this is a great, classy name which would suit all ages, and also, when I hear the name Daphne I can't help but think of that groovy, red-haired teenager from the 70's cartoon programme Scooby Doo, which is a plus in my opinion. :)
walesgal92  5/27/2009
I've always loved this name! It's perfect in that it's not too popular, but at the same time, not too unusual either. It has a beautiful sound, can be pronounced pretty easily in other languages, and has wonderful literary connections-- what with novelist Daphne Du Maurier and the ancient Greek myth about Daphne the nymph. It is also a classic name, and has consistently been in the top 1000 baby names for more than a century.
― Anonymous User  6/17/2009
Daphne Guinness (1967-) is an heiress of the Guinness brewery family, and an artist, journalist and style icon.
― Anonymous User  9/4/2009
'Daphne Descends' is the title of a song from rock band Smashing Pumpkins' album 'Adore'.
vomiting  9/11/2009
A famous fictional bearer is Daphne Manners, heroine of Paul Mark Scott's novel "The Jewel in the Crown" (1966).
Just Jonquil  1/11/2010
I love this name! I named my daughter Daphne because it's unusual enough where she won't have anyone in her class with that name, but it's a name people have heard of before. I like unusual names but not ones that people just make up or that are just trendy. Daphne is neither made up or trendy.
Ara  8/12/2010
It's really bright and cheerful! I think of the color yellow when I hear this.
Chrila96  8/18/2010
My name is Daphne. I constantly get compliments on my name; people say that my unique name befits my unique personality. I have never met another Daphne.
As for teasing? In early gradeschool there was the inevitable "Daffy Duck" but as I progressed into third grade, everybody was just too lazy to make fun of my name.
But whenever I tell people my name, I get the reply of "Like from Scooby Doo?" It's actually pretty funny.
It is a lot of the time mispronounced as "Daph-UH-nee" rather than the 2-syllable Daphne. It's misspelled a lot, too. (Daphney, Daphny, Daffney, Daffny, Daphine, Daphiny, Dafiny, etc.)
I overall like my name; and it sounds best paired with a 2-syllable middle name. (i.e. Daphne Nicole, Daphne Kathleen, Daphne Marie, etc.)
DaphneSusan  8/27/2010
I like this name a lot and for some reason (I guess it's the "daph") it reminds me of the techno/music group "Daft Punk".
― Anonymous User  8/31/2010
This name took a while to grow on me. I now feel it is very soft and sweetly feminine.
vomiting  9/13/2010
I think this is a beautiful, elegant name! I can easily see it on all a baby, a little girl, a teenager, a middle-aged woman, and an elderly woman.
nicole_1024  11/10/2010
A not-very-well-known bearer is Daphne Greengrass, a Slytherin apart of Malfoy's gang (along with Blaise Zabini and Pansy Parkinson) who eventually becomes Draco Malfoy's sister-in-law, after he married another Slytherin by the name of Astoria Greengrass.
Daphne Greengrass is only mentioned once in the entire book series, when she is called to take O.W.Ls with Hermione in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
DaphneSusan  11/19/2010
My little sister has this name. It is a rather nice name, although we do tease her about it. When I feel like calling her by a nickname I call her Phnee or Fluff.
abruptlyw  1/2/2011
Daphne Tolhurst was Laurence "Lol" Tolhurst's mum.
DaphneSusan  1/28/2011
Everybody I've ever met has pronounced my name at first as "DAF-uh-nee", with three syllables, rather than two, probably to ease the pronunciation. It's a consistent problem with every Floridian and Marylander (the places I've lived) I've ever met :/
DaphneSusan  1/28/2011
Daphne Maxwell Reid replaced Janet Hubert-Whitten as Vivian "Aunt Viv" Banks on "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air."
DaphneSusan  2/9/2011
This is the name of my sister's dog, and I rather like it. It's classy, which fits the dog in question perfect. She is often called "Daffy" and "Daffis", which may not sound as good on a human.
Zanizaila  5/1/2011
I've always loved this name, and I'm fairly certain I always will. It's classic and pretty, like that. I'm not one for looking to backstories to names, but I love the story of Daphne, because it's different to others; so many nymphs in Greek mythology just submit to the gods, but Daphne was different; she ran from that, and I consider it more of a protection what happened then.
So, long story short, I love this name. :)
xsai  5/25/2011
I don't know. It's cute, I guess, but all I can think of is a duck (thanks a lot Looney Toons!)
noribori  7/7/2011
It's an anagram of:
Had pen
Hen pad
Hushpuppy  9/21/2011
I don't get the appeal of Daphne, it sounds ditzy and "daft" literally. It sounds like a common name trying to be sophisticated, and elegant. Daphne also sounds sort of 'late 60s-70s' to me probably because of Scooby Doo.
― Anonymous User  11/7/2011
Reminds me of Daphnia.
Something we study a lot in Biology.
karlyjok  1/25/2012
Daphne Fowler (b. 1939) is a well-known British quiz champion who appears regularly in the show "Eggheads".
Just Jonquil  8/28/2012
British actress and radio presenter Daphne Oxenford (1919-2012). Her combo was Daphne Margaret, and she had daughters named Kate and Sophie.
She was best-known for presenting the children's programme "Listen With Mother" - and the obituary in The Guardian newspaper says that although there were other presenters she was the most popular, partly owing to her name:
'She always treasured the quote of the little boy who said: "I like stories on the wireless because the pictures are better." There were other presenters of the programme – Julia Lang, Dorothy Smith and Eileen Browne (who sang the nursery rhymes with George Dixon) – but the euphony of Daphne Oxenford's name, and her mellow, flawless vocal delivery made her the main attraction.'

Daphne Heard (1904-83) was also a British actress. Here full combo was Delia Phyllis Daphne. She became generally well-known as tycoon Richard de Vere's Czech mother in the popular sit-com "To The Manor Born".
Just Jonquil  2/1/2013
It is somewhat appealing and has a pretty sound, but it feels quite pretentious. I do love girls names ending in the ee sound that aren't nicknames, though. This just seems like something that some elitist British snobs would name their kid. I can't figure out where the association is from.
thesnowwhiterose  5/6/2013
Daphne is the paternal grandmother of baby Charlie in "Downton Abbey".
emily  6/11/2013
You forget Daphne Groeneveld, a not very well-known model.
verden  7/10/2013
Daphne is one of the two heroines on the TV show "Switched at Birth."
Martha Gold  7/27/2013
I really dislike this name. It sounds like deaf knee.
igoesrawrOMG  6/16/2014
Looks better than it sounds... I love ph's and the non-diminutive "ee" ending, but daff sounds silly. Maybe if it was pronounced DAhphne, but then you'd always be correcting people.
thesnowwhiterose  12/7/2014
Daphne looks and sounds great. ♥ The name has a cool retro feel to it and is so underrated! The meaning of Daphne ("Laurel") is very nice, the Greek origin is amazing and I ❤ how there's a flower called Daphne! 。◕‿◕。.
― Anonymous User  3/28/2015
I think of Daphne from Scooby Doo but still a nice and unique name.
Katie37  7/21/2015
This is my name. It's very unique, can never find it on souvenirs or anything. Once you ask them to try and spell it out it's not even worth it. I got made of for my name all throughout school, asking where the rest of the gang was, how's my boyfriend Freddy, or being called Daffy Duck. My own uncle even started calling me duck for a nickname. This name should not be given to any child. It's not easy even now as an adult. People still mention Scooby-Doo. I get asked if it's really my name and on my birth certificate. I've only met one other Daphne.
Daphne.schiller  11/30/2015
Complete rubbish. I think more people would like the name if they knew how to pronounce it correctly. It's so much better than most of the top names currently. I love Scooby Doo so I don't mind that association.
― Anonymous User  12/29/2015
My best friend's name is Daphne and she has blonde hair and blue eyes. I think her name fits her well, because in Greek Mythology Apollo chases after a nymph that has those features. Sure, she turns herself into a tree and everything but...
Blaxworth  6/17/2016
I like the name Dalphne. The main character of "Switched at Birth" is just amazing even though she is a deaf.
Nitaa  6/24/2016
I personally find this name a bit ugly. Sorry. And to address Nitaa's comment: "She's amazing even though she is deaf." Wow... just wow. Her disability has nothing to do with her being "amazing" Deaf & hard of hearing individuals can do pretty much anything. One of my good friends is hard of hearing and she's just like anyone else.
― Anonymous User  3/13/2017
This is my name and I was constantly made fun of as a kid. It's always misspelled or mispronounced. I hated it when I was little but as an adult I get compliments all the time. I don't mind the Scooby Doo comparison, I actually say "like Scooby Doo" when someone mispronounces it or asks me to repeat it. I do love the mythology of the name.
daphneS  10/4/2016
In Italy we pronounce it DUF-ne, so there isn't the "ee" ending lots of you appreciate. I like it pronounced in both ways, but I prefer the Italian version, because to me it looks more "natural". Sorry, Italian is my mother tongue...
Selene_99  11/5/2016
Used in modern Greek.
heyyyyyyyyyyyy  12/21/2016
Very pretty, classic, under-used name that *most* people will know how to spell. I think the negative associations/teasing of Daffy duck and Daphne from Scooby Doo will not really be an issue for kids in this generation. Those just aren't popular culture icons anymore.
― Anonymous User  3/21/2017
I’m using this name for one of my characters.
― Anonymous User  10/19/2017
I love the name Daphne. I think it’s a little different but not too crazy! I love the name Daphne because it is of Greek Mythology & I think that makes it a more powerful name. She was a god's daughter who was turned into a laurel tree for protection but I also love nature! Lol. It’s a very nice name with a fun and quirky nickname like Daffy!
CrayStay  4/4/2018
Annoying, just annoying.
― Anonymous User  4/12/2018
Not a big fan of it being used these days (the idea, rather)
It's a very classy name, in my opinion.
mememan28  4/29/2018

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