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Origin & Meaning

The name Destiny is of French and English origin.

The meaning of Destiny is "one's fortune, fate, destiny".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 160  in baby name popularity for girls with 2043 occurrences.  It ranked 9821 in popular baby names for boys with 7 occurrences. 

View the Destiny Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Destiny has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Destiny to other names.


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Related Names

Variants of the name Destiny include Destinee, Destinei, Destiney, Destini, Destinie, Deston.

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Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Destiny in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Destiny.

Just for fun, see the name Destiny in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

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Names Like This

French names have similar origins to those of other old-world European nations. They are often derivations of place names or trade names, or have their basis in history, mythology, religion or nature. They may also be created names.

The popularity of hyphenated names is a unique feature of French given names. For example Paul-Henri or Anne-Marie. A hyphenated name is considered a single unit first name, not separate first and middle names. Hyphenated names may be of the same or different genders. The first part of the name will always indicate the holder's gender.

Masculine names may be made feminine with the addition of -e, -ette, or -ine as suffixes.