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Cutesy name that you hardly ever hear on little girls or teens anymore.
Love this name. Reminds me of daffodil, my favorite flower.
Daphne is a character from Scooby-Doo.
“Hey Daphne you have a lot of acne!” Rhymes with acne and doesn’t sound very pretty….
Beautiful!
You're here after watching Bridgerton aren't you?
Gorgeous :)
Lovely name with a regal meaning, always have said dahf-nah, but daf-nee is fine too. I also like the (very) minor Harry Potter association :)
The more I think about this name, the more it grows on me!
This is an absolutely gorgeous name.
My name is Daphne and I have only met one person with my name (she’s from Ireland), other than online. People I meet seem to like my name. Glad my mom didn’t name me something common. People call me, Daphne. Hasn’t been shortened since I was a kid, it was Daph.
Daphne has a Daft Knee.
It’s a beautiful name but I wouldn’t use it to name a ginger for an obvious reason.
A beautiful name. But reminds me of the Mystery Machine.
Still love it though!
This is my sister's name. She doesn't get any comments on Daphne from Scooby Doo, but she's only six so maybe that'll change. I think it's a pretty name. We call her Daph or Daffodil.
I remember I used to want this name when I was younger, lol. Anyways, Daphne is a cute name.
I love this name and Scooby Doo. However, if my daughter were a redhead, it would be like Daphne from Scooby Doo, so that's a no.
The meaning and spelling of Daphne are so pretty! I don’t really like the origin though.
It’s alright. I don’t like it but I don’t dislike it.
It looks and sounds nice but it reminds me too much of Scooby-Doo.
This name is elegant and sophisticated. I like the Greek myth origin. Further, it passes the "resume" test with flying colors (i.e., if I'm reviewing a job candidate's resume, does the candidate's name distract me in a bad way? Answer for "Daphne" is no).
Extraordinary and elegant!
Unique and beautifully organized to be honest. Not bad at all.
I like it better pronounced 'D-Ahh-Fane'.
A famous bearer is singer Daphne Willis.
Nice name, but not really my thing.
My mother loved dogs and daffodils were her favourite flower. She passed away 2 years ago and I’ve decided to use this pretty and quirky name for my next pup to honour my mom's memory. The etymology is different, but it sounds similar.
Wow! This name is so awesome! I abso-tutly love it!
In 2018, 48 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Daphne who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 1191st most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
A pretty and humble name, it reminds me of Daffodils.
I used to hate this name, as a toddler, it’s hard for people in my country to pronounce Daphne.
They usually called me Dapne, Devi, Depne, something like that, and when I moved to japan, my name changed into Dafuni, which sounds so weird to me.
But now, I feel unique, I never met another Daphne in my life. My mom always told me that Daphne means bayleaf in the bible, but once I learned about Greek mythology, I feel like I can accept my name. Just hoping that one day, maybe I’ll meet someone named Apollo?
Daphne is a beautiful name. I don't care about people thinking it sounds like daff or daffy, or saying Daffy Duck. It's gorgeous.
I like it but it kinda reminds me of an annoying white girl that talks all day (don’t mean to offend anyone).
Goofy sounding name.
Not a big fan of it being used these days (the idea, rather)
It's a very classy name, in my opinion.
Annoying, just annoying.
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!
I’m using this name for one of my characters.
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.
Used in modern Greek.
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...
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.
I like the name Dalphne. The main character of "Switched at Birth" is just amazing even though she is a deaf.
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.
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...
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.
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.
I think of Daphne from Scooby Doo but still a nice and unique name.
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! 。◕‿◕。.
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.
I really dislike this name. It sounds like deaf knee.
Daphne is one of the two heroines on the TV show "Switched at Birth."
You forget Daphne Groeneveld, a not very well-known model.
Daphne is the paternal grandmother of baby Charlie in "Downton Abbey".
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.
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".
Daphne Fowler (b. 1939) is a well-known British quiz champion who appears regularly in the show "Eggheads".
Reminds me of Daphnia.
Something we study a lot in Biology.
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.
It's an anagram of:
Had pen
Hen pad
I don't know. It's cute, I guess, but all I can think of is a duck (thanks a lot Looney Toons!)
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. :)
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.
Daphne Maxwell Reid replaced Janet Hubert-Whitten as Vivian "Aunt Viv" Banks on "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air."
Daphne Tolhurst was Laurence "Lol" Tolhurst's mum.
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 :/
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.
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.
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.
This name took a while to grow on me. I now feel it is very soft and sweetly feminine.
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".
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.)
It's really bright and cheerful! I think of the color yellow when I hear this.
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.
A famous fictional bearer is Daphne Manners, heroine of Paul Mark Scott's novel "The Jewel in the Crown" (1966).
'Daphne Descends' is the title of a song from rock band Smashing Pumpkins' album 'Adore'.
Daphne Guinness (1967-) is an heiress of the Guinness brewery family, and an artist, journalist and style icon.
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.
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. :)
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.
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.
This name looks ugly and makes me think of Scooby-Doo or Daffy Duck.
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.
Daphne is such a pretty name, very classy, and a little old-fashioned, in a good way.
Daphne Rubin-Vega was the original Mimi in the original cast of the broadway show, "Rent".
Daphne Greengrass is a character in the Harry potter series, although she is only mentioned in the Sorting Ceremony.
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.)
Daphne Handlová is character from the movie "15 Minutes". She is played by Vera Farmiga.
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.
What an elegant name!
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.
It's Jack Lemmom's character in "Some Like It Hot", which is a fantastic hilarious movie.
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.
This name is also used in Dutch, but then it is pronounced as DAHF-nuh. I think it's very pretty that way.
Daphne Blake was a character on Scooby Doo!
Talented actress Daphne Zuniga bears the name. Daphne is a very beautiful name. It's so mystical and magical. I like it very much.
The only Daphne I ever knew was always teased and called Daphne Duck.
I don't really like this name at all.
Why I don't like this name I don't know, but I don't.
Once popular as a name for dogs.
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.
Daphne Moon is a character on the sitcom Frasier.
This is a small evergreen shrub with sweet-scented flowers, and also one of the Scooby-Doo gang.
A famous bearer was the English writer Daphne Du Maurier, the author of "My Cousen Rachel" and "Rebecca".
Pretty.

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