Name Deianeira Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Deianeira


Deianeira is a ♀ girl’s name.

What is the origin of the name Deianeira?

Deianeira is a name from Greek mythology. She was the wife of Herakles and mother of Hyllos. She unwittingly poisoned Herakles by giving him the Shirt of Nessus, which was soaked with poisonous blood.

What does the name Deianeira mean?

Deianeira means “man-destroyer” or “destroyer of her husband” (from ancient Greek “dēioō/δήιος” = to slay/to cut down + “anēr/ἀνήρ” = man).

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Popularity of the name Deianeira

The name Deianeira is ranked #11199 overall.

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