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What does Diana mean?

Diana \di(a)-na\ as a girls' 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.


Variations

Diana has 34 variants: Danne, Dayann, Dayanna, Dayanne, Deana, Deandra, Deane, Deann, Deanna, Deanna, Dede, Dee, Deeana, Deeane, Deedee, 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 girl names Artemis, Cynthia, Mahina, Selena and Tiana.

Diana has 10 more different forms via Dionne: Deiondra, Deon, Deonne, Dion, Diona, Diondra, Dione, Dionetta, Dionis and Dionna.


Popularity

Diana is a very popular first name for females (#96 out of 4276, Top 2%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#10811 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Diana for girls. Diana reached its top rank of #53 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, and is currently at #297. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Diana name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Diana outside U.S.

Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Diana and affiliated names. Prominent varying forms of Diana (#297 in 2014) are Cynthia (#491 in 2014), Deana, Deandra, Deann, Deanna, Dee, Deedee, Dena, Dian, Diane, Diann, Dianna, Dianne, Dionne, Selena (#346) and Tiana (#554). These girl names were at the top of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.5226%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.136%, down 74%), with forms like Cynthia, Deanna, Diane, Diann and Dianna falling out of style. Diana (#297), Selena (#346) and Tiana (#554) are three of the more contemporarily stylish birth names in this list, with Selena going through a revival in usage. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cynthia, Deana, Deandra, Deann, Deanna, Dee, Deedee, Dena, Dian, Diana in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Diane, Diann, Dianna, Dianne, Dionne, Selena, Tiana in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Selena, Tiana outside U.S.


Similar Names

Diana is 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, Dona, Donna, Duana, Duayna, Duena, Duna, Dwana, Dwayna and Dyna. Other recommended similar baby names are Ciana, Dahiana, Dama, Dane, Dianda, Duane, Dwan, Dzana, Giana, Jiana, Kiana, Liana, Qiana, Riana, Siana and Viana. These names tend to be less frequently used than Diana.

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