Meaning and name origin
Diana \di(a)-na\ as a girl's name is pronounced dy-ANN-ah, dee-AHN-ah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Diana is "divine". Mythology: Diana was an ancient Roman goddess who came to be associated with the Greek god Artemis. Noted for her beauty and fleetness, Diana is often depicted as a huntress. Used since the 16th century. Made popular by the late Princess of Wales. See also Dionne and Diantha. French courtesan Diana de Poitiers; actresses Diahann Carroll, Dyan Cannon, Diane Keaton, Diane Lane, Dianne Wiest.
Diana▲ has 34 variant forms: Danne, Dayann, Dayanna, Dayanne, Deana▼, Deane, Deandra, Deann▼, Deanna▼, Dede, Dee▼, Deedee, Deeana, Deeane, Deanna▼, Dena▼, Di, Diahann, Diahanne, Diahna, Dian▼, Diandra, Diane▼, Diann▼, Dianna▼, Diannah, Dianne▼, Didi, Dyan, Dyana, Dyane, Dyann, Dyanna and Dyanne.
Diana is a very popular first name for females (#96 out of 4276, Top 2%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#11567 out of 88799, Top 13%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Diana for girls. Diana reached its highest rank of #53 in the U.S. in 1940-1949. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Diana and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Diana (#297), Selena (#346), Cynthia (#491), Tiana (#554), Diane, Diann, Dianne, Dionne, Dianna, Dian, Deandra, Deana, Deann, Deanna, Deedee, Dee and Dena. (2014 statistics).
Diana▲ is also pronounced similarly to Daena, Dagna, Dahna, Daina, Dana▼, Danae, Danah, Danay, Danea, Dani, Dania▼, Danna▲, Dany, Danya, Dawna, Dayana▲, Dayna▼, Deena▼, Denna, Deona, Dhana, Dhanna, Digna, Dina▼, Dinae, Dinah▼, Dinay, Dinny, Dinya, Diona, Dionna, Dona▼, Donna▼, Duana, Duayna, Duena, Duna, Dwana, Dwayna and Dyna. Other suggested similar baby names are Ciana, Dahiana, Dama, Dane, Dianda, Dion, Dione, Duane, Dwan, Dzana, Giana▼, Jiana, Kiana▼, Liana▲, Qiana, Riana, Siana and Viana. These names tend to be less commonly used than Diana.