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ScriptsΔαφνη Ancient Greek
PronouncedPron.DAF-nee English
DAHF-nə Dutch

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 & CulturesDafina Albanian Daphné, Daphnée French Dafni Greek Dafne Italian Dafina Macedonian
Same SpellingDaphné


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Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute