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Dafne Meaning


What does Dafne mean, popularity, numerology and more.

The name Dafne is of Greek origin.

The meaning of Dafne is "laurel".  

Dafne is generally used as a girl's name. It consists of 5 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Daf-nee.

In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 1460  in baby name popularity for girls with 153 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Dafne Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Dafne has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Dafne to other names.


Dafne is a variant spelling of Daphne.

In Greek mythology, Daphne is the daughter of Peneus, the river god. She is a Naiad, or nymph associated with

In Greek mythology, Daphne is the daughter of Peneus, the river god. She is a Naiad, or nymph associated with fountains, wells, springs and streams.

According to the myth, Daphne is romantically pursued by Apollo, in whom she has no interest. Fearful that he will eventually catch her, Daphne calls to her father for help.

As a water god, Peneus possesses the ability of transformation, and transforms his daughter into a laurel tree so that she may escape Apollo's pursuit.

Her legs take root and her arms turn into branches.

Still infatuated with Daphne, Apollo adorns himself with laurel leaves and claims it as his special tree. It is for this reason that the laurel, is a symbol of the god Apollo.

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Dafne falls into the name categories flower, Greek myth.

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Dafne Numerology
Dafne in Hieroglyhics
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