The boy's name Destry \d(e)-st-
try\ is pronounced DESS-tree. It is of English origin. Variant of a French surname. Destry has the flavor of the American west due to the classic Western film "Destry Rides Again".
another meaning of the name Destry is Horse Keeper
Destry is an uncommon first name for men and an equally uncommon last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)
Destry Rides Again is a 1939 western directed by George Marshall, starring Marlene Dietrich, James Stewart, Mischa Auer, Charles Winninger, Brian Donlevy, Allen Jenkins, Irene Hervey, Billy Gilbert, Bill Cody, Jr. and Una Merkel. The original Max Brand novel was translated into an "oater" with the town of Bottleneck set on a Hollywood sound stage.
In 1996, Destry Rides Again was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
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