Many people know organisms only by the common names, or "vernacular" names. Unlike scientific names, common names are almost always different for speakers of different languages. They may also vary regionally within a language. This tab shows all the common names provided to EOL for this organism from a variety of providers, including EOL curators. Currently we can only set one preferred common name per language on a given EOL page, but all the names should be searchable.

Common names listed by language

Preferred marks the preferred name for each language.

English

Name Sources Status
Atlantic dolphin BibAlex LifeDesk, IUCN Red List, uBio Trusted
Black Sea dolphin NCBI Taxonomy Trusted
Common dolphin Cyndy Parr, BibAlex LifeDesk, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), NCBI Taxonomy, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012, Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Mammalia, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
common dolphin (both spp.) uBio Unknown
Common ocean dolphin uBio Unknown
Dolphin BibAlex LifeDesk Trusted
Gemeiner Delphin uBio Unknown
long-beaked saddle-backed dolphin uBio Unknown
offshore common dolphin Conabio Trusted
Pacific dolphin BibAlex LifeDesk, IUCN Red List Trusted
saddle-backed dolphin BibAlex LifeDesk, IUCN Red List, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
saddle-backed dolphin (both spp.) uBio Unknown
saddleback dolphin NCBI Taxonomy Trusted
sea porpoise World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Short –beaked Common dolphin Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012, Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Mammalia Trusted
short-beaked common dolphin BibAlex LifeDesk, IUCN Red List, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), MarLIN resource, Monthly ARKive text import , NatureServe resource, Paleobiology Database, South African Vertebrates, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
short-beaked saddle-backed dolphin Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
short-beaked saddleback dolphin Anage Data, Animal Diversity Web Descriptions, BibAlex LifeDesk, IUCN Red List, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), NCBI Taxonomy, PlanetScott.com images, South African Vertebrates, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
shortbeaked common dolphin Conabio Trusted
whitebelly dolphin Conabio Trusted

Afrikaans

Name Sources Status
gewone dolfyn World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Kortbek gewone dolfyn South African Vertebrates Unknown

Albanian

Name Sources Status
delfini i zakonshëm World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Arabic

Name Sources Status
الدولفين الشائع BibAlex LifeDesk Trusted
الدولفين قصير المنقار BibAlex LifeDesk Trusted

Basque

Name Sources Status
izurde arrunta World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
marzupla World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Bulgarian

Name Sources Status
obiknoven delfin World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Делфин World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Обикновен делфин World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Catalan

Name Sources Status
dofí comu World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Dofí comú de musell curt Eduard Solà Trusted

Chinese

Name Sources Status
普通海豚 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Trusted
海豚 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Trusted
真海豚 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Trusted

Chinese (Simplified)

Name Sources Status
普通海豚 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Mammalia Trusted
海豚 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Mammalia Trusted
真海豚 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Mammalia Trusted

Czech

Name Sources Status
Delfin obecny’ uBio Unknown
delfin obecný uBio Unknown
delfín obecný World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
plískavice obecná uBio Unknown

Danish

Name Sources Status
Almindelig delfin World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
almindelige Delphin World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Delfin uBio Unknown

Dutch

Name Sources Status
Dolfijn World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Gewone dolfijn World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
gewone dolfijn (both spp.) uBio Unknown

Finnish

Name Sources Status
Delfiini Kari Pihlaviita Trusted

French

Name Sources Status
bec d'oie World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Bec d’oie Unknown, uBio Trusted
Camus World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Dauphin World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
dauphin commum uBio Unknown
dauphin commum (both spp.) uBio Unknown
Dauphin commun IUCN Red List, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
dauphin commun (both spp.) uBio Unknown
Dauphin commun à bec court, Dauphin commun Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Trusted
dauphin commun à petit bec World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
dauphin delphis World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Dauphin ordinaire World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Dauphin vulgaire World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Dauphin à bande fauve World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

German

Name Sources Status
Delfin World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Delphin World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Gemeiner Delphin World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Kurzschnäuziger Gemeiner Delphin World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Schnabelfisch uBio Unknown

Greek

Name Sources Status
Κοινό δελφίνι World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Hebrew

Name Sources Status
דולפין מובהק World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Icelandic

Name Sources Status
Hofrung World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Huisen World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Hundfiscar uBio Unknown
hundfiscur World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Indonesian

Name Sources Status
lumba-lumba biasa World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Italian

Name Sources Status
Delfino World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Delfino comune World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Tombarello World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
tombarello (actually a small tuna-like fish) uBio Unknown
Tumberello uBio Unknown

Japanese

Name Sources Status
ma iruka World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
ma iruka (juvenile) uBio Unknown
Mairuka Unknown, uBio Trusted
suzume-iruka World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
tobi iruka World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
tobi iruka (adult) uBio Unknown
Tobi-iruka uBio Unknown

Kalaallisut

Name Sources Status
Ardlusarsuk World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Korean

Name Sources Status
jjalbeun-buri-cham-dolgorae World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Lithuanian

Name Sources Status
paprastasis delfinas World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Malayalam

Name Sources Status
chankan eedi World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Norwegian

Name Sources Status
Delphin Unknown, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Dolffin World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
spidsnudet delfin World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Spinger World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Spinghval World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Springhval uBio Unknown

Norwegian Bokmål

Name Sources Status
Delfin World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
gulflankedelfin World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Norwegian Nynorsk

Name Sources Status
Delfin World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
gulflankedelfin World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Polish

Name Sources Status
Delfin pospolity World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
delfin zwyczajny World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Portuguese

Name Sources Status
golfinho World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Golfinho-comum-de-bico-curto Unknown Trusted
toninha comum World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Romanian

Name Sources Status
Delfinul comun World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
delfinus World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Russian

Name Sources Status
Belobochka uBio Unknown
byelobochka World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
byelobochka (Black Sea) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Delfin-Belobochka uBio Unknown
Delfiny-belobochka uBio Unknown
Obyknovennyi delfin World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Worwon uBio Unknown
дельфин белобочка World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
обыкновенный дельфин World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Slovenian

Name Sources Status
Navadni delfin World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Spanish

Name Sources Status
delfin panza blanca World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
delfin rayado World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
delfin tollino World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
DelfÌn común Unknown, uBio Trusted
Delfín común Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
delfín común de rostro corto Conabio, Unknown, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
tonino de mar World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Swedish

Name Sources Status
Delfin World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Delphin Unknown, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Springare World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Tamil

Name Sources Status
panavai meen World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Pomigra World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Telugu

Name Sources Status
ganupuli World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Turkish

Name Sources Status
Tirtak World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
tirtak yunus World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Tyrtak World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Yunus World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Ukrainian

Name Sources Status
Білобочка чорноморська World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Дельфін білобочка World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Venda

Name Sources Status
Galfí comú Eduard Solà Trusted

Welsh

Name Sources Status
dolffin cyffredin World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

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