Gender Feminine
Scripts Δάφνη(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. DA-PNEH(Classical Greek) DAF-nee(English) DAHF-nə(Dutch)  [key·IPA]

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.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesDafina(Albanian) Dafina(Bulgarian) Daphné, Daphnée(French) Dafni(Greek) Dafna(Hebrew) Dafne(Italian) Dafina(Macedonian) Dafne(Spanish) Defne(Turkish)
Same SpellingDaphné


People think this name is

classic   formal   upper class   natural   wholesome   delicate   refined   strange   serious  


Entry updated May 29, 2020