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Gender: F Meaning of Delphine: "dolphin" Origin of Delphine: French from Greek

Delphine is a sleek, chic French name with two nature associations—the dolphin and the delphinium, a bluebell-like flower, a well as to the ancient city of Delphi, which the Greeks believed to be the womb of the earth. It is definitely a fresher choice than over-the-hill Danielle.

Balzac used the name in two of his novels, and Madame de Stael wrote the 1802 epistolary Delphine, which helped bring the name into fashion in France. Delphine Seyrig was a renowned French movie actress.

The attractive Spanish version is Delfina.

Famous People Named Delphine

Delphine Claire Beltiane Seyrig, French actress
Delphine de Vigan, French novelist
Delphine Neid, American bassist for band The Nuns
Delphine Michèle Anne Marie Ghislaine Boël, Belgian artist; rumored illegitimate daughter of King Albert II
Delphine Bertille Atangana, Cameroonian Olympic sprinter
Delphine Blanc, French footballer
Delphine Batho, French politician
Delphine Chanéac, French model and actress
Delphine Djiraibe, Chadian human rights lawyer
Delphine Arnault, French executive of Louis Vuitton
Delphine Gleize, French film director
Delphine Noiztoy, tattoo artist
Delphine de Nostredame, sister of Nostradamus
Delphine de Sabran, beatified French noblewoman
Cecilia Delphine Walton, b. 2012, daughter of actors Majandra Delfino and David Walton

Pop Culture References for the name Delphine

Dr. Delphine Cormier, character on TV's "Orphan Black"
Delphine d'Albemar, main character in 'Delphine' (1802) by Anne Louise Germaine de Staël
Delphine de Nucingen, character in 'Le Pere Goriot' (1835) by Honore de Balzac
Delphine Caraze, character in George Washington Cable's 1881 novella 'Madame Delphine"
Delphine Angua von Überwald, character in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series
Delphine LaLaurie, character on TV's "American Horror Story: Coven;" a real-life serial killer
Delphine, White Aquitian Ranger on TV's "Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers"
Delphine Day, character on TV's "Mr. Selfridge"
Delphine, character on TV's "Reign"

Delphine's International Variations

Delfina (Spanish)