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Gender: Female Meaning of Destry: "warhorse" Origin of Destry: English variation of French

The name Destry is a girl's name of English origin meaning "warhorse". Destry and is often added to lists like Names with Animal Meanings and discussed in our forums with posts like "Yes or No".

From the experts:

This was the male hero's last name in the classic film Destry Rides Again starring James Stewart and Marlene Dietrich, but in today's anything-goes naming climate, nobody blinked when the Steven Spielbergs picked it for their daughter. We think it's a real winner.

Destry also became a short-lived sixties TV western series starring John Gavin and is a French place name.

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Famous People Named Destry

Destry Allyn Spielberg (b. 1996), daughter of American director Steven Spielberg

Pop Culture References for the name Destry

Destrie, Destri, Destrey


thenameprincess Says:


I really want to like this name because of the meaning, but I just can't get past the way it sounds so choppy and harsh.

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


One letter away from 'destroy'

Sweekune Says:


Not overly struck by this horse name.

befx217 Says:


A bit gross but this sounds similar to dysentery to me so definitely not useable!