What does Destiny mean?
Destiny /des-tiny/ [3 sylls.] 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.
How popular is Destiny?
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. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Popular alternative forms of Destiny (#160 last year) are Destini, Destiney and Destinee. These girl names were at the height of their popularity in 1999 (usage of 0.6433%) and have become much less widespread since (usage 0.21%, down 67.4%), with the forms Destinee, Destiney and Destini becoming less fashionable. Destiny (#160) is the most chic name for newborns in this compilation. Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the girl name Destiny and associated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
A suggested similar baby name is Dustin. This name tends to be less commonly used than Destiny.