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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Destine

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Des"tine
To determine the future condition or application of; to set apart by design for a future use or purpose; to fix, as by destiny or by an authoritative decree; to doom; to ordain or preordain; to appoint; -- often with the remoter object preceded by to or for.

Etymology: F. destiner, L. destinare; de + the root of stare to stand. See Stand, and cf. Obstinate

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Design or destine
  2. Decree or designate beforehand ("She was destined to become a great pianist")
Wiktionary

From Old French destiner.

destine was also found in the following language(s): French, Ladin, Portuguese, and Spanish

Notable Persons With the Last Name Destine

Jean-Leon was born on March 26th, 1918. He breathed his last breath on January 22nd, 2013.

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How popular is the baby name Destine in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1972 5 5 0
1976 6 6 0
1979 12 12 0
1980 9 9 0
1981 7 7 0
1982 10 5 5
1983 10 10 0
1984 9 9 0
1985 16 16 0
1986 17 12 5
1987 12 12 0
1988 20 20 0
1989 18 18 0
1990 37 37 0
1991 36 36 0
1992 40 35 5
1993 58 58 0
1994 60 53 7
1995 75 69 6
1996 69 58 11
1997 82 75 7
1998 113 101 12
1999 96 83 13
2000 86 71 15
2001 67 58 9
2002 45 39 6
2003 54 45 9
2004 47 42 5
2005 42 42 0
2006 41 26 15
2007 35 26 9
2008 17 17 0
2009 21 15 6
2010 31 23 8
2011 15 7 8
2012 17 12 5
2013 10 5 5
2014 20 11 9
2015 19 11 8
2016 11 11 0

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Popularity of Destine as a first name

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Popularity of Destine as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Destine U.S.
  White 1.55% 64.26%
  African American 91.24% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.55% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.95% 16.26%

Of Last Name Destine

People with the last name Destine are most frequently African American

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Fun Facts about the name Destine

  • How Popular is the name Destine? Destine is the 8,532nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Destine was the 32,485th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Destine have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,395 babies born with the first name Destine in the United States. That's more than enough people named Destine to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Destine? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1972 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Destine first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Destine is Thursday, August 8th, 1889.
  • What year had the most people named Destine born? The highest recorded use of the first name Destine was in 1998 with a total of 101 babies.
  • Random Destine Factoid: According to the 1990 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Destine is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 1990.
  • Weird things about the name Destine: Your name in reverse order is Enitsed. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eintesd. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Destine? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 708 people with the last name Destine.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Destine? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Destine as their last name since less than 1 person in 417k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.