Delphine: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Delphine
Origin of the name Delphine:
From the Latin Delphīna (woman from Delphi).
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I just named my infant Delphine and in one month I have had many misspellings and many questions about how to pronounce. Have already seen Delphin, Delfina, Dolphin & Delphone. Many people say that they never heard of the name. I still love the name and yet am surprised at the reaction it has received.
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Del, Fina, Delphie
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Delphine is the French form of Delphina, the feminine form of the Roman name Delphinus. Delphinus means "of Delphi" in Latin. Delphi is a Greek city, which in ancient times was the site of the famous Delphic oracle. The name of this ancient Greek city possibly relates to the Greek word δελφις ("dolphin")
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Delphine Neid, American bassist
Delphine Boël, Belgian artist
Delphine LaLaurie (born Marie Delphine Macarty circa 1775), American socialite and murderer
Delphine Seyrig (1932-1990), French actress and star of "Last Year in Marienbad"
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Baronne Anne Louise Germaine de Staël-Holstein's first novel is titled 'Delphine'. The book examines the limited freedom of women in aristocratic society. The controversial content of the novel may have been the reason that Napoleon banished the author from France.
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Global Popularity of the Name Delphine
- #31 in Canada (Quebec)