Gender: Female Pronunciation: DESS-pi-na or dess-PEE-nah Meaning of Despina: "lady" Origin of Despina: Greek

Despina Origin and Meaning

The name Despina is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "lady".

Despina is best known as the clever and wily maidservant character in Mozart's opera "Cosi fan Tutte". It is a name of Greek origin, related to the Despiona, who in Greek mythology was the daughter of Demeter and Poseidon. In its native Greece, Despina is pronounced with the emphasis on the first syllable -- DESS-pi-na -- but in Italy, Portugal, and other countries where the name is often found, it's usually pronounced dess-PEE-nah.

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katinka Says:


Very pretty, unusual name. Just stumbled across it and I really like it!