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Destiny has been a popular name for girls since 1975. It was actually a top 50 name for over a decade. The popularity is not as high as it used to be, but it is still one of the most used names for girls.

Meaning of the name Destiny:

American: fate

Origin of the name Destiny:

The baby name Destiny came from the English word that means “fate,” just like the name. Ultimately, this word came from “destinare” in Latin, which came from the original “stare.” Destiny has only been a name since the late 1900s.

Symbolism of the name Destiny:

The word “destinare” in Latin that Destiny comes from means “to determine.” This word, however is a version of the Latin word “stare,” meaning “to stand.” Fate is ultimately the determinant for your life, which makes sense for where Destiny came from.

Style of the name Destiny:

Modern

Gender of the name Destiny:

The baby name Destiny is a popular girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Destiny:

DEHS-ti-nee

Number of syllables in the name Destiny:

Three

Emotion evoked from the name Destiny:

Destiny feels young and flirty. It is a trendy and modern name that has a certain cool vibe with it.

Alternative spellings for the name Destiny:

  • Destini 
  • Destinee
  • Destiney
  • Destaney
  • Destinei

Nicknames for the name Destiny:

  • Dez
  • Dess
  • Dezzie
  • Dessie
  • Desi
  • Nini
  • Tiny
  • Destie
  • Desty

Popularity of the name Destiny:

The baby name Destiny became a top 1,000 name in 1975 at rank 837. It became a top 100 name in 1994 and a top 50 name in 1997 until 2008. The name remained a top 100 name until 2011, then became a top 200 name until 2015. As of the year 2020, Destiny ranks at number 351.

Related names for the name Destiny:

Great middle names for Destiny and their meanings:

  • Rachelle (ewe, female sheep)
  • Grace (God's Grace)
  • Rose (rose, a flower)
  • Claire (clear)
  • Raine (she sings, queen)
  • Nicole (people of victory)
  • Hope (desire, fulfillment)
  • Lynn (lives near a lake or pool)

Famous people with the name Destiny:

  • Destiny Hope (birth name of Miley Cyrus, pop singer)
  • Destiny Clark (Miss Maryland from 2015)
  • Destiny Velez (Miss Puerto Rico from 2015)
  • Destiny Chukunyere (pop singer)

Destinys in popular culture:

  • Destiny Evans (character from “One Life to Live”)
  • Destiny Angel (character from “Captain Scarlet”)
  • Destiny Flores (character from “Destiny Rose”)
  • Destiny (villain from X-Men comics)
  • Destiny (character from DC comics)
  • Destiny (character from “Mongrels”)
  • Destiny (character from “Finding Dory”)