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Destiny

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: American
  • Meaning: Fate
  • #489 All Time
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How popular is the name "Destiny" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1956 5 5 0
1957 5 5 0
1959 6 6 0
1960 9 9 0
1962 8 8 0
1963 12 12 0
1964 13 13 0
1965 13 13 0
1966 20 20 0
1967 13 13 0
1968 26 26 0
1969 24 24 0
1970 37 37 0
1971 49 49 0
1972 58 58 0
1973 86 86 0
1974 117 117 0
1975 166 161 5
1976 185 185 0
1977 211 211 0
1978 324 324 0
1979 389 384 5
1980 446 440 6
1981 472 467 5
1982 477 469 8
1983 523 516 7
1984 569 564 5
1985 577 572 5
1986 605 605 0
1987 821 811 10
1988 957 941 16
1989 1,162 1,151 11
1990 1,415 1,408 7
1991 1,911 1,898 13
1992 2,626 2,610 16
1993 2,959 2,941 18
1994 4,102 4,087 15 #86 girl name
1995 5,395 5,380 15 #66 girl name
1996 5,870 5,856 14 #56 girl name
1997 6,751 6,726 25 #42 girl name
1998 8,173 8,149 24 #34 girl name
1999 9,193 9,172 21 #28 girl name
2000 9,869 9,844 25 #24 girl name
2001 9,767 9,744 23 #22 girl name
2002 7,813 7,794 19 #34 girl name
2003 6,984 6,967 17 #37 girl name
2004 6,569 6,538 31 #39 girl name
2005 6,892 6,876 16 #32 girl name
2006 6,315 6,301 14 #36 girl name
2007 5,736 5,724 12 #41 girl name
2008 5,313 5,300 13 #48 girl name
2009 4,607 4,599 8 #57 girl name
2010 3,729 3,719 10 #71 girl name
2011 3,261 3,251 10 #90 girl name
2012 2,714 2,702 12
2013 2,291 2,291 0
2014 2,050 2,043 7

Want to know about the populiarty of Destiny? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 140,690 babies born with the name Destiny in the United States. That's more than enough Destinies to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1956 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Destiny" was in 2000 with a total of 9,844 babies. (That's a lot of baby Destinies)

According to the 2005 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Destiny" ranks #18 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Arkansas. Imagine that, 85 babies in Arkansas have the same name as you in 2005. Across the entire United States a total of 6,892 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Destiny popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Destiny in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the new england region? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Destiny" mean? The list below shows the origins of Destiny as well as things modernly associated with the name Destiny such as celebrities named Destiny.

American

Origin and Meaning of Destiny

The name "Destiny" is of American origin, and it means "Fate". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus is a singer, songwriter, and actress specializing in pop and dance music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Miley was born in 1992 as Destiny Hope Cyrus in Franklin, Tennessee, U.S.

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Alternative Meanings

D is for dignity, no one disputes this trait!

E is for exquisite, who could argue?

S is for sweet, your pleasing way.

T is for teacher, you truly are.

I is for ignite, the fire in you!

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

Your name in reverse order is "Ynitsed". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Tnedisy". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Destiny born Oct 23, 1972

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Central Africa approximately on 1225. Your profession was designer, engineering, and craftsman.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. You fulfill your lesson by helping old folks and children. You came to that life to learn to care about weak and helpless.

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