French from Greek
"of Delphi; womb"

Delphine Origin and Meaning

The name Delphine is a girl's name of French origin meaning "of Delphi; womb".
Delphine is a sleek, chic French name with two nature associations — the dolphin and the delphinium, a bluebell-like flower, a well as a link to the ancient city of Delphi, which the Greeks believed to be the womb of the earth. All of these derive from the Greek word delphus "womb".

Delphine was very popular in France from the 1960s to the 1980s, peaking at Number 6 in 1977-78. In the US, its peak came earlier — in 1930, when it reached Number 427. Today, Delphine is absent from the Top 1000 entirely but retains its French flair, making it an even fresher alternative to stylish vintage names like Daphne and Josephine. Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas have a daughter named Delphine, which may revive the name among Americans.

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 Michèle Anne Marie Ghislaine BoëlPrincess of Belgium; illegitimate daughter of King Albert II
  • Delphine Claire Beltiane SeyrigFrench actress
  • Delphine de ViganFrench novelist
  • Delphine NeidAmerican bassist for band The Nuns
  • Delphine Bertille AtanganaCameroonian Olympic sprinter
  • Delphine LaLaurieNew Orleans socialite and infamous murderer
  • Delphine BlancFrench footballer
  • Delphine BathoFrench politician
  • Delphine ChanéacFrench model and actress
  • Delphine DjiraibeChadian human rights lawyer
  • Delphine ArnaultFrench executive of Louis Vuitton
  • Delphine GleizeFrench film director
  • Delphine Noiztoytattoo artist
  • Delphine DevosMiss Universe Belgium 2017
  • Belle DelphineBritish cos,player and social media influencer
  • Delphine de Nostredamesister of Nostradamus
  • Delphine de Sabranbeatified French noblewoman
  • Cecilia Delphine Waltonb. 2012, daughter of actors Majandra Delfino and David Walton

Delphine in Pop Culture

  • Dr. Delphine Cormiercharacter on TV's "Orphan Black"
  • Delphine d'Albemarin 'Delphine' by Anne Louise Germaine de Staël
  • Delphine de Nucingenin 'Le Pere Goriot' by Honore de Balzac
  • Delphine Carazecharacter in George Washington Cable's novella 'Madame Delphine"
  • Delphine von Überwaldcharacter in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series
  • Delphine LaLaurieon "American Horror Story: Coven"
  • Delphine"Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers"
  • Delphine Daycharacter on TV's "Mr. Selfridge"
  • Delphinecharacter on TV's "Reign"
  • Delphinecharacter in the game "Skyrim"
  • Delphinecharacter in "Barbie Fairytopia" movie series

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