Girl Names baby nameDeianira

What does the name Deianira mean?

The meaning of the name “Deianira” is: “Wife of Hercules; man destroyer”.

Additional information: Deianira (Ancient Greek: Deïaneira “Δηϊάνειρα” Dēiáneira “Δηϊάνειρα”) is a figure in Greek mythology whose name translates as "man-destroyer"or "destroyer of her husband". The better-known Deianira was Heracles's second wife and, in late Classical accounts, his unwittingly murderer, killing him with the poisoned Shirt of Nessus.

Latinized form of DEIANEIRA.