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

The name Delphine is a girl's name of French origin meaning "dolphin". Delphine and is often added to lists like Flower Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop you least favourite (girls with middles)".

From the experts:

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.

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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 LaLaurie, New Orleans socialite and infamous murderer
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
Delphine Devos, Miss Universe Belgium 2017

Pop Culture References for the name Delphine

Dr. Delphine Cormier, character on TV's "Orphan Black"
Delphine d'Albemar, in 'Delphine' by Anne Louise Germaine de Staël
Delphine de Nucingen, in 'Le Pere Goriot' by Honore de Balzac
Delphine Caraze, character in George Washington Cable's novella 'Madame Delphine"
Delphine von Überwald, character in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series
Delphine LaLaurie, on "American Horror Story: Coven"
Delphine, "Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers"
Delphine Day, character on TV's "Mr. Selfridge"
Delphine, character on TV's "Reign"
Delphine, character in the game "Skyrim"

Delphine's International Variations

Delfina (Spanish)