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Origin: Greek
Meaning: Laurel Tree

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Daphne

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Daphne in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Daphne:

  • Records indicate that 30,632 girls in the United States have been named Daphne since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1962, when 1,132 people in the U.S. were given the name Daphne. Those people are now 59 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


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      13 Positive Comments

  • "My name is Daphne and I LOVE IT!!!But it's really annoying when people call me or my spell my name Daphane, but other than that i love it cause it's not too popular or not too rare, I have known an actress with the same name as me her name is Daphne Zuniga, but i also like how my nickname in my fifth grade science class was scooby doo cause i actually love scooby doo, so thank you to my uncle for telling my mom to have my name be Daphne!" Oct. 29, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's my daughter's name she's 20 now. I thought this name sounded like a fairy garden. I did add an extra e though." Aug. 3, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am tired of people calling me Daph-a-nee. It's annoying and they spell it "Daphine". By the way, Daphne is my name." Jan. 2, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "Unique but easy to pronounce, exotic but sweet sounding" Aug. 20, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our 2 year old daughter Daphne. We didn't want something trendy and popular but we wanted a name that we felt people would be familiar with. We love her name and we've gotten many compliments on it. We've had some mispronunciations of it (some people insist on pronouncing it "Daph-a-knee" so it rhymes with the name "Stephanie" and one lady has no clue how to pronounce it so she kept calling her "Daf-feen" which made me chuckle). Oh, and we get asked if she was named after the girl on Scooby Doo. I now tell people that yes, she was named after the girl on Scooby Doo and if she had been a boy her name would have been Shaggy (not true, but most people laugh when we tell them that)." Apr. 5, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter this because it's both uncommon and no one thinks it's a far out crazy name plus it' sounds like a perky happy girls name. The only complaint I have is a lot of people asked if we like Scooby-Doo - and no I do not" Sep. 16, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name was going to be Daphne or Darlene. My mom chose Darlene. I was glad for I thought others would call me daf or daffy if she had chosen Daphne. But now I like the name and by other posters on here they didn't seem to have any problems. It's pretty." Jan. 15, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name (Daphne, of course!). It's so unique as not many people have that name, yet it's kinda traditional. Thanks Mum & Dad!" Jan. 3, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Daphne is my name and I'm very fond of it. The only problem I've ever had with it is some misspellings, but that's easy to deal with. I've never been made fun of for my name, it's always very well received. -Daphne Clara" Jan. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've always liked this name. It looks like it is becoming popular again." Oct. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "our daughter, now 6 - no problems; we have yet to meet anyone with same name; people find it old-fashioned but cute" Sep. 2, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "It sounds like a good hippie name. Its my future daughters name." Jun. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love Daphne, but people just can't seem to get the hang of the spelling. Careful you might end up being written as "Daffey". No joke." Jan. 8, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      7 Neutral Comments

  • "Daphne is my name, I grew up wishing I was called something else but as I?ve gotten older I have realised that my name is unique and unlike other old fashioned names it has not really came back into fashion so it remains unique. My grandmother used to call me Daffy which I didn?t really mind and friends always call me Daffers which isn?t a big deal. What does wind me up is the way some people pronounce it and spell it. E.g. Daphine, Daphnee, Dafney, Daphaney Dafanney to name a few." Oct. 25, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm called Daphne and it's OK. Kind of princessy for Alaska and people call me daffo, but other than that it's a nice name. I don't know any other Daphnes and I'm glad. People do pronounce it daph-ene though, which is annoying." Sep. 26, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Daphne but spelled different. It is spelled Daphine . I like my name, but I hate it when people call me Daf-fene. I do wish my parents would have spelled it differently like the original spelling. My family and good friends do call me Daph. I?m okay with tht ." Dec. 27, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "my new baby cousin was just born at 623. she is 20in long 9lb 1oz and they named her daphne. this is the last time im here on baby names hub i just came on here because i wanted to know girls names thats all. we hope you guys who run this website will miss me good bye" Dec. 5, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My little 2 year old cousin's name is Daphne, and I love that girl to death. She is wonderful and hilarious and her name is just as cute as her." Sep. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i named my now 8-yr old niece Daphne. she loves it, especially when she watches Scooby Doo, which i also love:)" Apr. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name daphne. It is cute. Our daughter is cute. It's perfect." Dec. 9, 2005: Report as inappropriate

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