Daphne

Girl
Daf-nee One from laurel tree.

Meaning

Daphne is a female given name and is of Greek origin. It means one from laurel tree. Pronounced as Daf-nee, the name is currently in the top 100 of NameChef Most Popular Baby Names and in the top 500 of U.S birth chart of the year 2020.

In Greek mythology, Daphne is the daughter of the river god Peneus. Apollo, Greek god of music, poetry, art, the sun, and a great warrior, insulted Eros (Greek god of love and sex) and as a result of that he was shot with a gold arrow that makes him desire Daphne passionately. In order to break away from Apollo’s romantic obsessions, Daphne called upon her father to save her. And with that, Peneus turned her into a laurel tree. Despite Daphne's fear and intense insistence that he leaves her alone, Apollo vowed to honour her forever. Since then, Apollo made the laurel his sacred tree.

Origin

Greek

Gender

Daphne is a girl's name.

Pronunciation

Daf-nee
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Syllables

2

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The rank of Daphne in the United States over time

Source: Social Security Administration

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