# What is a Destiny Number?

The Destiny Number is derived from the first, middle and last names given to a person at birth. It represents events, goals and one’s ultimate mission in life. After the Life Path number, it is the second most important number in a numerology profile.

So, as an example:  Say you’re a 1 Life Path, you know at the get-go that you’re all about leadership, acting on original ideas, confidence, creativity, initiation, action, competition.

You can also use numerology to derive the root number of names or words — this is where our ancient buddy Pythagoras lends a hand. According to his theories, certain letters have specific numerical values, which are as follows:

1 = A, J, S

2 = B, K, T

3 = C, L, U

4 = D, M, V

5 = E, N, W

6 = F, O, X

7 = G, P, Y

8 = H, Q, Z

9 = I, R

Using this technique, it’s easy to find the root number associated with names, which numerologists refer to as your Destiny Number. To find your Destiny Number, calculate the root number of your full name (first, middle, last) by reducing each name to a single digit, and adding up the total.

For example,

Your full name is ALIZA KHAN

your full name reveals your Destiny Number: ALIZA (1 + 3 + 9 + 8 + 1 = 22, which becomes 2 + 2 = 4) KHAN
(2+8+1+5 = 16 which becomes 1+6=7 )
then finally, 4 + 7 = 11), resulting as a Destiny Number of 2 (because 1 + 1 = 2).

Whereas your Life Path reveals your greater purpose, your Destiny Number offers insight as to how you will express your greater goals. So, as a Life Path 8 person, my mission is to cultivate abundance, and I will express this through my Destiny Number 7: analysis, research, and critical observation. Sounds about right.