Before legally changing it to Miley — based on her childhood nickname “Smiley” — her given name was Destiny Hope Cyrus.
Her father Billy Ray once explained the name’s origin in an interview with Piers Morgan.
“… You know, her name was originally Destiny Hope, I had given her the name before she was born because I had a vision. I felt it was her destiny to bring hope to the world,” he said.
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