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Girl Name: Deyanira

Name: Deyanira
Pronunciation: \de-yanira, deya-ni-ra\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: devastating, capable of great destruction
Origin: Spanish
Related Names: Deja
Sounds Like: Danira, Dinora
Variant forms: Daianira, Dayanira, Deianira, Dellanira, Diyanira, Neera, Nira


Deyanira \de-yanira, deya-ni-ra\ as a girl's name is of Spanish and Greek origin, and the meaning of Deyanira is "devastating, capable of great destruction". Greco-Roman mythology: the wife of Hercules, who managed to kill him by trickery.

Deyanira has 7 variant forms: Daianira, Dayanira, Deianira, Dellanira, Diyanira, Neera and Nira.

For more information, see also the related name Deja.

Baby names that sound like Deyanira are Danira and Dinora.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Deyanira.


Deyanira is not a popular first name for women and an equally uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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