Meaning and Name Origin
Destiny \d(e)-sti-ny, des-tiny\ as a girls' name is pronounced DES-tih-nee. It is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Destiny is "one's certain fortune, fate". Mythology: the Greek deity of fate.
Destiny is a very popular first name for females (#1074 out of 4276, Top 25%) but a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Destiny for girls. Destiny entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its peak position of #22 in the U.S. in the year 2001, and is currently at #160. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the girl name Destiny and associated names. Popular alternative forms of Destiny (#160 last year) appearing in the Top 1000 are Destini, Destiney and Destinee. These girl names were at the height of their popularity in 1999 and have become much less widespread since, with the forms Destinee, Destiney and Destini becoming less fashionable. Destiny (#160) is the most chic name for newborns in this compilation. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A suggested similar baby name is Dustin. This name tends to be less commonly used than Destiny.