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Daphne can mean:


  • Dafne is the name of an opera by Jacopo Peri (1597), no longer existent, and is considered to be the first opera ever composed.
  • Daphne is also the title of an opera by Richard Strauss based on the myth of the nymph Daphne.
  • Daphne Descends is a song on the Smashing Pumpkins' Adore album.
  • Daphne is a song on several Django Reinhardt albums, such as Djangology. The song was originally written in 1938.




  • Daphne Blake is a character in the television cartoon Scooby-Doo.
  • Daphne Broon is a character in the Scottish cartoon strip The Broons.
  • Daphne Moon is a character in the Emmy Award Winning Show Frasier.
  • Daphne is the name of a tree that is important in finding Maia Mizuki's lost memories, in the anime Daphne in the Brilliant Blue (2004)


  • SS Daphne was a ship which sank disastrously in 1883.
  • "Daphne II" is a European Community program based on the decission 803/2004/CE from the European Parliament, to prevent and fight violence against women and children and protect the victims and risk groups; It states a common position and strategy from the representatives of the European citizenship.

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