• The name Deneb comes from the Arabic ذنب الدجاجة Dhanab ad-Dajājah, the "tail" or the "tail of the Hen".
    • This refers to the place of the star in the swan constellation, Cygnus.
  • Names similar to Deneb were given to at least seven different stars, most notably Deneb Kaitos, the brightest star in the constellation of Cetus; Deneb Algedi, the brightest star in Capricornus; and Denebola, the second brightest star in Leo. All these stars are referring to the tail of the animals that their respective constellations represent.

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