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Diana 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 divinity 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. Popularized 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.
For more information, see also related names Artemis, Cynthia, Mahina, Selena and Tiana.
Baby names that sound like Diana are Dina, Dana, Dhana, Digna, Diona, Duana and Dwana.
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Popularity of Diana
Diana is a very popular first name for women (#96 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#11567 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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