Name: Daphne

Origin and Meaning of the Name Daphne

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    (DAFF nee)
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    English speaking countries
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    In Greek mythology, Daphne was a nymph who, when chased by an amorous Apollo, was changed into a laurel bush. In the English-speaking world, Daphne became popular at the end of the 19th century and has remained in use ever since.

    Daphne is also the name of a kind of flowering shrub.

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