Girl Baby Name

Destinee

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Quick Facts on Destinee

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • American, French
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 917
Pronunciation:
DES-tə-nee
Simple meaning:
To determine, establish; Fate

Characteristics of Destinee

  • Multi-talented
  • Intuitive
  • Oneness
  • Idealistic
  • Philanthropy
  • Independent
  • Perfection

Etymology & Historical Origin - Destinee

Destinee is either the cutes”ee” respelling of Destiny or it’s being used as the actual French spelling of the word (i.e., “destinée”); although we’re willing to go out on a limb and say we’re pretty sure the former is true. Destiny is a vocabulary word which indicates somebody’s preordained future (i.e., fate) or an inner purpose of life that can be actively discovered and carried out. The name suggests the “power of fate” from a religious perspective, or an idea that there exists a fixed natural order in the universe from a secular point of view. The word originates from the Old French “destinée,” a derivative of the Latin “destinare” meaning “to make firm, establish” – in other words “that which has been firmly established” or “that which is destined to be”. Destiny is a female name most popular in the United States and New Zealand, but it is also used with some frequency in Australia and Canada. In terms of spelling modifications (e.g., Destinee), this trend is most prevalent in America.

Popularity of the Name Destinee

Destiny is currently a Top 100 baby girl’s name in the United States so we’re not exactly surprised to see the altered spellings of Destinee and Destiney come join the party. Technically speaking, Destinée is how the French would spell this word so as long as you’re suing the accent mark over the second “e” then you have a legitimate spelling of Destiny. However, Destinee is just a slight modification that swaps in the cutesy “-ee” suffix over the “y”. Not surprisingly, Destinee showed up on the naming charts a couple years after Destiny landed a spot on the Top 100 list of most favored American girl names. So Destiny came into circulation as a vocabulary word name in 1975, then Destinee followed in 1989 and finally Destiney in 1993. Mimicking the success of Destiny (although to a much lesser extent), the spelling of Destinee got as high as position #307 on the charts in 1997. Unfortunately for Destinee, her “destiny” may be a return to non-usage. Destiney has already fallen out of general circulation and Destiny is also experiencing backwards momentum in more recent years.
Popularity of the Girl Name Destinee
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Destinee

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Destinee

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Destinee

    Destinee We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Destinee.

  • Popular Songs on Destinee

    Popular Songs on Destinee

    Destinee - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Destinee.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Destinee

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Destinee

    Destinée (Aline Lefevre) - Suite au décès de son jeune frère ainsi qu'au divorce ses parents, Sélena, seize ans, se voit contrainte de déménager à l'autre bout du pays et à l'extrême opposé de son père. Elle va devoir affronter une réalité qui jusque là n'a été qu'un rêve ou un cauchemar... va-t-elle accepter sa nouvelle destinée ? Recommandé pour les 15+

  • Famous People Named Destinee

    Famous People Named Destinee

    Famous People Named Destinee - We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Destinee.

  • Children of Famous People Named Destinee

    Children of Famous People Named Destinee

    Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Destinee - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Destinee.

  • Historic Figures

    Destinee - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Destinee - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Destinee.

Personality of the Girl Name Destinee

The number Nine personality represents the completion or ending of the cycle, and a need for perfection. This is the personality that moves from "self" to a greater understanding and compassion for the human condition and the world order. They want to make the world a better place. Nines are capable of great spiritual and humanitarian achievements. They are courageous and fearless, able to fight great battles on behalf of worthy causes. These personalities will not tolerate injustice. They are compassionate people with a strong sensitivity to others. They are able to both educate and inspire. Friendships and relationships are the lifeblood to the Nine, and they place a high value on love and affection. Nines are often exceptionally gifted artistically, and they have a keen imagination and enterprising mind.

Variations of the Baby Name - Destinee

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