[ 3 syll. des-ti-ny, de-st-iny ] The baby girl name Destiny is pronounced DEH-Tih-Niy- †. Destiny is of English origin and it is also used mainly in English. It is derived from destiny ; destinare meaning 'to determine, to destine'. The name is from the common English word, which is itself of French and ultimately Latin origin. It is usually chosen to wish the child a bright future. The name was first used by English speakers in the later half of the 20th century. It was made known by the British science fiction TV series Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (1967-1968), in which the five female pilots were codenamed Destiny, Symphony, Melody, Rhapsody, and Harmony. Destiny is the feminine equivalent of the English Destin.
Destiny has 23 forms that are used in English and foreign languages. English forms of the name include Destanea, Destanee, Destanie, Destany, Destenee, Desteney, Desteny, Destine, Destinea, Destinni, Destinny, Destonie, Destyne, Destynea, Destynee, and Destyni. Other English forms include the contracted forms Desta and Destin, and the spelling variants Destinee, Destiney, Destini, and Destinie. The Spanish Destina is a form of Destiny that is used in foreign languages.
Destiny is popular as a baby girl name. The name increased in popularity from the 1970s up to the 2000s; prior to that, it was of only infrequent use. At the modest height of its usage in 2000, 0.493% of baby girls were named Destiny. It was #24 in rank then. The baby name has slipped in popularity since then. In 2018, it ranked at #275 with a usage of 0.064%, but it was nevertheless the most regularly used within all girl names in its family.
Baby names that sound like Destiny include Damaney, Damani, Damanie, Damia, Damiane, Damianne, Damien, Damienne, Danaë, Daniah, Dayana, Deana, Deanna, Demiann, Demianne, Diana, Diani, Dianna, Dimona, and Dinia.
† Pronunciation for Destiny: D as in "day (D.EY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"
Details of famous persons named Destiny:
Actress Miley Cyrus, born Destiny Hope Cyrus 23 November 1992, Franklin, Tennessee.
Pop Musicians Destiny's Child, born 1990, Houston, Texas.