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What does Deyanira mean?

Deyanira [dey-ani-ra] as a girls' name is of Spanish and Greek origin, and the meaning of Deyanira is "devastating, capable of great destruction". Greco-Roman mythology: the wife of Hercules, who managed to kill him by trickery.

Associated with: greek, great, destruction, roman, mythology.


Deyanira has 7 variants: Daianira, Dayanira, Deianira, Dellanira, Diyanira, Neera and Nira.

Related girl name: Deja.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Deanira, Deyanima, ..

(male) Deyanino, Deyanius, ..

How popular is Deyanira?

Deyanira is an uncommonly occurring first name for females. Deyanira is an equally unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the birth name history of Deyanira for girls. Deyanira entered the list in 1993 and reached its top rank of #937 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Deja (#1748 in recent rankings) and Nira are the prominent variation forms of Deyanira. Adoption of these relations of Deyanira was at its highest in 1996 (usage of 0.1%) and is now much diminished, with the version Deja going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Deyanira, Deja, Nira in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Deyanira is pronounced similarly to Danira and Deianeira. Other suggested similar names are Daeira, Daira, Damara, Dania, Danica, Danika, Danila, Danita, Dayana, Dayanna, Deadra, Deana, Deanda, Deandra, Deandrea, Deandria, Deanna, Deeana, Deeandra, Deeanna, Deiondra, Dejana, Dejanira, Delaina, Delana, Delandra, Delanie, Delara, Delmira, Demanda, Denia, Denica, Denisa, Denita, Deondra, Devana, Devanie, Devanna, Devondra, Diandra, Dinora, Dyana, Dyandra, Dyanna, Jeanina, Jeeanima (see Gianina), Keandra, Leandra, Leanora, Leiandra, Levania, Lexandra, Melania, Melaniya, Netania, Tiyaira and Veranica. These names tend to be more commonly used than Deyanira.