Daphne

Daphne - A very unique female name



  Apr 19,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Daphne, meaning laurel tree, bay tree, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1914 on position #1378. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Daphne and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Daphne? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Daphne. The baby girl name Daphne was given to 710 baby girls in 2012, ranking #419 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,990 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Daphne peaked in popularity 57 years ago in 1962 on position 265.



Famous with this name

Daphne Zuniga
Daphne Ashbrook
Daphne de Beistegui


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Daphne is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Daphne is currently topping the baby name charts in Oregon at position #136 - and is the least popular in Tennessee at position #744.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Daphne is where you live.


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Daphne origin and meaning

Daphne is a 6 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means laurel tree, bay tree. To see famous people named Daphne, pop culture references for the name Daphne and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Daphne

We've found the following names that sound similar to Daphne, sorted by popularity.

Devon / Devin / Devyn / Davina / Devan / Dafne / Divine / Devona / Daphney / Devany /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012419
2011450
2010493
2009474
2008528
2007584
2006622
2005557
2004580
2003598
2002567
2001475
2000642
1999704
1998786
1997888
1996840
1995866
1994767
1993966
1992936
1991899
1990773
1989866
1988686
1987786
1986727
1985670
1984648
1983579
1982636
1981652
1980650
1979599
1978585
1977538
1976447
1975476
1974404
1973385
1972386
1971334
1970360
1969360
1968357
1967370
1966363
1965358
1964343
1963303
1962265
1961368
1960572
1959538
1958483
1957534
1956589
1955583
1954558
1953543
1952551
1951606
1950527
1949599
1948683
1947647
1946756
1945810
1944745
1943841
1942836
1941664
1940680
1939998
19381356
1937747
1936877
1935822
1934914
1933739
1932808
19311053
1930842
1929805
1928708
1927801
1926866
1925699
1924775
1923738
1922803
1921796
1920841
1919968
1918845
1917986
1916883
1915974
19141378

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Oregon136
Utah203
New Mexico248
Idaho268
Minnesota269
Washington304
Colorado330
California345
New York349
Iowa353
Missouri361
Arizona390
Kansas402
Texas405
Virginia409
Wisconsin418
Ohio420
New Jersey435
Maryland453
Massachusetts469
Nebraska478
Nevada478
Connecticut482
South Carolina488
Pennsylvania500
Indiana509
Florida518
Michigan519
Georgia563
Oklahoma587
Kentucky587
North Carolina603
Illinois603
Tennessee744

Even more about Daphne


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Daphne a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Daphne?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1962
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Daphne
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 1,990
Letter count 6
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1914
2012 births +710

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