Girl Baby Name

Dayanara

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Quick Facts on Dayanara

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • Spanish
  • Number of syllables:
  • 4
  • Ranking popularity:
  • N/A
Pronunciation:
dah-yah-NAHR-ah
Simple meaning:
Divine, sky

Characteristics of Dayanara

  • Inspirational
  • Highly Intuitive
  • Spiritual Teacher
  • Extremely Bright
  • Uplifting
  • Truth-seeker

Etymology & Historical Origin - Dayanara

Dayanara is a name made popular by Dayanara Torres, a former Miss Universe from Puerto Rico. Although it wasn’t her pageant successes that threw Ms. Torres into the limelight; rather it was her high-profile divorce from internationally famous singer Marc Anthony. It’s unclear where her name originated, but most people seem to agree it’s an elaboration of Dayana, which itself is considered a Hispanic form of Diana. The name Diana is borne from Roman mythology by the goddess of the hunt and the moon (in Greek mythology her name is Artemis). Diana was the daughter of the king of all Roman gods, Jupiter, and the twin sister of Apollo, god of the arts and the sun. Diana was a highly celebrated goddess in Roman pagan civilization particularly among the plebeians (before Christianity was adopted as the official religion of the Roman Empire in 380). In Roman mythology, Diana is characterized as beautiful, a skillful huntress, chaste (a virgin who swears never to marry), and a protector of childbirth. The name is most likely borrowed from the Greek word “dios” which means “of Zeus” (Zeus being the Greek equivalent to the Roman Jupiter). “Of Zeus” essentially means “divine, godlike”. The ancient word “divios” also means “sky” which is appropriate since Diana was the moon goddess. The name Diana was brought to England by way of the French (who use “Diane”) and the virgin goddess was a favorite reference among Elizabethan poets and playwrights. As a given name, however, Diana did not come into widespread usage until the late 1800s (Christians were especially reluctant to use this name given its pagan associations to the Roman goddess).

Popularity of the Name Dayanara

Dayanara first appeared on the U.S. Top 1000 list of baby girl names in 2003 (the year Dayanara Torres found herself in the news due to her split with Marc Anthony). Obviously Hispanic Americans responded to the uniqueness of her name, because it came into circulation abruptly. It also grew quickly in popularity, managing to achieve position #345 out of 1000 in 2005 (not too shabby for a once unknown name). Dayanara’s 15 minutes of fame quietly faded from memory as fast as she appeared. The name dropped off the charts in 2010 and has not yet resurfaced. A fleeting fad.
Popularity of the Girl Name Dayanara
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Dayanara

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Dayanara

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Dayanara

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  • Popular Songs on Dayanara

    Popular Songs on Dayanara

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  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Dayanara

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Dayanara

    Princess Dayanara and The Priceless Treasure (Alexander Diaz) - Meet Princess Dayanara a girl on a journey to find a priceless treasure. Along the way she encounters many obstacles. She learns very valuable principles that she will have for the rest of her life. This book has beautiful color illustrations filled with symbolism. It also helps children learn about re-framing their thoughts. Recommended for ages 5-8.

  • Famous People Named Dayanara

    Famous People Named Dayanara

    Famous People Named Dayanara - Dayanara Torres (former Miss Universe)

  • Children of Famous People Named Dayanara

    Children of Famous People Named Dayanara

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Personality of the Girl Name Dayanara

The number 11 is a Master Number, and embodies heightened traits of the Two. This personality is on a life journey to find spiritual truth. They are extremely idealistic and intuitive. Elevens have a rare and exceptional spiritual energy that brings a sense of obligation to illuminate the world around them. It's a very powerful responsibility, but these people have far more potential than they know. It's important that they surrender to higher ideals. They have the capacity to see the bigger picture, and they possess the skills to inspire others spiritually. Elevens have strong diplomatic skills and can become great peacemakers. Master numbers can be both a blessing and a curse, as they walk the fine line between greatness and the potential for self-destruction.

Variations of the Baby Name - Dayanara

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