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GenderFeminine

Meaning & History

Feminine form of the Latin name Delphinus, which meant "of Delphi". Delphi was a city in ancient Greece, the name of which is possibly related to Greek δελφυς (delphys) "womb". The Blessed Delphina was a 14th-century Provençal nun.
Masculine FormDelphinus
Other Languages & CulturesDelphine French Delfina Italian Delfina Spanish

Categories

ends in -ina, feminine forms, uncertain etymology
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute