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Origin of the name DAPHNE.
Etymology of the name DAPHNE.
Meaning of the baby name DAPHNE.


DAPHNE (Δάφνη).  Greek name meaning "bay tree." (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884).  She is analogous to the Tefnut of the Egyptians and the Roman Laurentia.  It is affirmed that, upon being pursued by Apollo, Daphne entreated the assistance of the gods in her escape from Apollo's importunities, and was by them transformed into a laurel bush. (Girls' Christian Names, Swan, 1905).  Usage: America, Australia, Canada, England, Germany, Great Britain, Holland, New Zealand.
    Daphne Berdahl (d. 2007), was a German anthropologist.  Daphne M. Oxenford, an English actress.  Daphne Groeneveld, a Dutch model.  Daphne Jessie Akhurst Cozens (d. 1933), was an Australian tennis player.  Daphne Marlatt, a Canadian poet.  Dame Daphne du Maurier (d. 1989), was a British author and playwright.  Daphne Eurydice Zuniga, an American actress. (Wiki)


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