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Destiny

Destiny comes from an English word meaning “destiny, fate”, referring to something that is predetermined or inevitable, something that determines the course of events. The word comes from Old French destinee (fate; destiny) via Latin destinare (fasten; secure; make firm; establish) derived from a PIE root word. Although used overwhelmingly as a feminine name in the first half of the twentieth century, it can be used as a male name.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Destinee (English)
    Destini (English)
  • Destinie (English)

 

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