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What does Deianira mean?

Deianira Pronunciation of Deianira [deiani-ra] as a girls' name. Deianira means "devastating, capable of great destruction". Deianira is an alternate form of Deyanira (Spanish, Greek). Greco-Roman mythology: the wife of Hercules.

Associated with: great, destruction.


Deianira has 3 variants: Daianira, Dayanira and Diyanira.

1 more different relation via Deyanira: Dellanira.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Deianira Alison (D.A.), ..

How popular is Deianira?

Deianira is a rare first name for women. Deianira is a rare last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. The only popular variation form of Deianira (outside Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000 is Deyanira. Adoption of this relation of Deianira was common among parents 2 decades ago (#937). (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Deyanira in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Deianira and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Deianira is alike in pronunciation to Danira, Deianeira and Dinora. Other suggested similar names are Daeira, Daira, Damara, Dania, Danica, Danika, Danila, Danita, Deadra, Deana, Deanda, Deandra, Deandrea, Deandria, Deanna, Deeana, Deeandra, Deeanna, Deidra, Deiondra, Deionna, Deirdra, Deitra, Dejana, Dejanira, Delaina, Delana, Delandra, Delanie, Delara, Delmira, Demanda, Demiana, Denia, Denica, Denisa, Denita, Deondra, Devana, Devanie, Devanna, Devondra, Diana, Dianda, Diandra, Diandre, Dianna, Diantha, Dinorah, Diondra, Dyandra, Elianora, Gianina, Jeanina, Jeeanima (see Gianina), Keandra, Keiana, Kiandra, Leandra, Leanora, Leiana, Leiandra, Levania, Lexandra, Melania, Melaniya, Netania, Tianara, Tiandra and Veranica. These names tend to be more commonly used than Deianira.

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