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What does Destiny mean?

Destiny Pronunciation of Destiny 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


VARIANTS Destanee, Destina, Destine, Destinee, Destiney, Destini, Destinie, Destyni



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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 #275. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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?

Popular alternative forms of Destiny (#275 LAST YEAR) are Destinee (#1642), Destine, Destiney, Destini and Destinie. These relations of Destiny were popular as baby names 18 years ago (ADOPTION OF 0.7%) and have become much less widespread since (ADOPTION 0.1%, DOWN 88%), 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-sounding 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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