Daphne

Colors Related to this Name: Purple, Lilac, Mavve

Qualities Related to this Name: Creative, Light-Hearted

Popularity: This is a very popular name in the US. Ranking #397 in 2013 and #356 in 2014.

Famous People

Daphne Zuniga (Movie Actress,TV Actress), Daphne Maxwell Reid (Movie Actress,TV Actress), Daphne Ashbrook (Movie Actress,TV Actress), Daphne Blunt (Movie Actress,TV Actress), Daphne Akhurst (Tennis Player), Daphne Bloomer (TV Actress)

Meaning

In English

Origin: From Ancient Greek δάφνη ‎(dáphnē, “laurel”, “bay”).

Meaning(s):

-(astronomy) Short for (w 41 Daphne), a main belt asteroid.

-(Greek god) A dryad pursued by Apollo, who was turned into a laurel tree by the river god Peneus.

-( female name -comes from the Ancient Greek language-).

In Translingual

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Meaning(s):

-(taxon genus family Thymelaeaceae the daphnes, Old World shrubs with scented flowers and poisonous berries)