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This name derives from the Latin “delphīnus”, which in turn derives from the Ancient Greek “delphús ‎(δελφύς) delphís ‎(δελφίς)”, meaning “womb, a fish with a womb, a dolphin”, and may indicate an archaic veneration of Gaia, Grandmother Earth, and the Earth Goddess at the site. The name was continued in the Christian through the fish (Ichthys) a symbol indicating Jesus. It is particularly popular in France, where the masculine form was used as the title for the Royal first-born, starting with Filippo IV di Valois. In Christianity, Blessed Delfina, wife of Saint Elzéar of Sabran, made a vow of chastity after the death of her husband. She lived in poverty and devoted herself to prayer.

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