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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Delphin

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
Pertaining to the dauphin of France; as, the Delphin classics, an edition of the Latin classics, prepared in the reign of Louis XIV., for the use of the dauphin ( in usum Delphini).

Etymology: See Dauphin

noun Del"phin
A fatty substance contained in the oil of the dolphin and the porpoise; -- called also phocenin.

Etymology: L. delphinus a dolphin


See dauphin.

Delphin was also found in the following language(s): German and Norman

Notable Persons Named Delphin

Delphin was born on May 13th, 1857. He breathed his last breath in 1945.


Delphin was born in 1600. He breathed his last breath on October 12th, 1694.



Delphin Tshiembe is a sports team member for the AC Horsens.


Delphin Chatelin is an athlete for the Toulouse FC (women).


Delphin Gbazinon is an athlete for the SCAF Tocages.


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Popularity of Delphin as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Delphin U.S.
  White 12.98% 64.26%
  African American 50.18% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 5.96% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 25.96% 16.26%

Of Last Name Delphin

People with the last name Delphin are most frequently White, African American, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Delphin

  • How Popular is the name Delphin? Delphin is the 34,509th most popular name of all time. As a last name Delphin was the 68,949th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Delphin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 116 babies born with the first name Delphin in the United States. That's more than enough people named Delphin to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Delphin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1907 when it was given as a first name to 13 new born babies.
  • When was Delphin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Delphin is Thursday, March 4th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Delphin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Delphin was in 1907 with a total of 13 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Delphin: Your name in reverse order is Nihpled. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Epnhlid. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Delphin? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 285 people with the last name Delphin.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Delphin? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Delphin as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.0m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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