Deryneia is around 700 years old. The historians did not know how Deryneia got its name. According to Simos Menardos and also J. Goodwin in his book “A historical toponymy of Cyprus” (3rd edition: 1978, p.264) the first people who came here, probably after the Trojan War, were originally from the ancient town Geryneia, located close to Pylos in Peloponnese. The town was ruled by the noble king Nestor, who was referred by Homer as Gerynion, originating from Geryneia. What is more, another theory for Deryneia's name would be that it got its name from a Franc or English general who camped in the region “Vounos” (mountain), close to Deryneia. The above facts have also been researched by the local music composer K. Katsantonis, whose study was published in 1991.