Meaning and name origin
Deyanira \de-yanira, deya-ni-ra\ as a girl's 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.
For more information, see also the related girl name Deja.
Deyanira is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Deyanira for girls. Deyanira reached its highest rank of #937 in the U.S. in 1993 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Deyanira and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Deyanira and Deja. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).