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What does Destiny mean?

Destiny Pronunciation of Destiny [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.

Associated with: fortune (blessed), fate (life), mythology, greek.


Destiny has 8 variants: Destanee, Destina, Destine, Destinee, Destiney, Destini, Destinie and Destyni.

Creative forms:
(female) Deltiny, Detiny, ..

(male) Desdan, Desdon, ..

Middle name pairings:
Destiny Thea (D.T.), ..

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. Demographics)

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 #189. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Destiny name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Destiny outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Destiny (#189 last year) are Destinee (#1232 last year), Destinie, Destiney, Destine and Destini. These relations of Destiny were popular as baby names 14 years ago (adoption of 0.9%) and have become much less widespread since (adoption 0.1%, down 86%), with forms like Destini falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Destiny, Destine, Destinee, Destiney, Destini, Destinie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Destiny outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Dantina, Delaina, Delaine, Delainey, Delainy, Delany, Delcina, Delcine, Delfin, Delfina, Delfine, Delina, Deline, Dellina, Delline, Delsine (see Dulce), Denny, Derine, Derrin, Derrine, Deseray, Deshay, Desir, Desiray, Desire, Desiri, Desmona, Devany, Devenny, Devin, Devina, Devony, Devvin, Dustan, Dustie, Dustin, Dusty, Jestina and Jestine. These names tend to be less commonly used than Destiny.

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