Daphne

דפנה

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Daphne is a Greek name that means “Laurel”. In Greek mythology, Daphne was a nymph who was transformed into a laurel tree by the god Apollo. The laurel tree has been an important symbol in Greek culture for thousands of years, representing victory, honor, and immortality. It was used to crown athletes and warriors, and later became a symbol of academic achievement. In Jewish culture, the laurel tree and its associated symbolism has been embraced, making Daphne a popular name among Jewish parents. It is a name that evokes strength, beauty, and a timeless connection to the past.

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