What does Deyanira mean?
Deyanira \de-yanira, deya-ni-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.
For more on this name, see also the related girl name Deja.
Deyanira is an uncommonly occurring first name for females. Deyanira is an equally unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity 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 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Deja is the only other prominent variation form of Deyanira. Adoption of this girl name was at its highest in the year 1996 and is now much less, with the version Deja becoming less in vogue. Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Deyanira and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)