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What does Diana mean?

Diana /di-ana/ 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.

Associated with: mythology, ancient, roman, goddess, greek, beauty, 16th century, princess


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.

Affiliated girl names: Artemis, Cynthia, Mahina, Selena and Tiana.

Diana has 7 more different relations via Dionne: Deon, Dion, Diona, Diondra, Dione, Dionis and Dionna.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Dianai, Dini, ..

(male) Dianai, Diney, ..

How popular is Diana?

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the baby name history of Diana for girls. Diana reached its top rank of #52 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, and is currently at #297. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 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 statistics of the girl name Diana and affiliated names. Prominent varying forms of Diana (#297 in 2014) are Cynthia (#491 in 2014), Dayanna (#1418), Deana, Deandra, Deane, Deann, Deanna (#1105), Dede, Dee, Deedee, Dena, Dian, Diandra, Diane (#1717), Diann, Dianna (#1872), Dianne, Dione, Dionna, Dionne, Dyan, Dyann, Dyanne, Selena (#346) and Tiana (#554). Other variants, like Diondra, are seldom used. These relations of Diana were at the top of their popularity in the 1950s (usage of 3.5%) and are now significantly less conventional (usage 0.2%, 94.6%), with forms like Cynthia becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Diana, Cynthia, Dayanna, Deana, Deandra in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Deane, Deann, Deanna, Dede, Dee in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Deedee, Dena, Dian, Diandra, Diane in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Diann, Dianna, Dianne, Dione, Dionna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dionne, Dyan, Dyann, Dyanne, Selena, Tiana in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Diana is pronounced similarly to Danae, Danay, Daney, Danna, Dannah, Danni, Danny, Dany, Deeanna, Deenya, Denay, Denia, Denny, Deona, Deonna, Dhana, Dinah, Dinya, Donia, Donni, Duayna, Duna, Dwana, Dyna and Dynah. Other recommended names are Aliana, Amana, Bina, Chiana, Ciana, Cianna, Dahiana, Dama, Dane, Dara, Delana, Demiana, Dianda, Diza, Duane, Dwan, Dzana, Fiona, Flana, Giana, Gina, Iriana, Jiana, Jianna, Jilana, Joana, Juana, Keana, Kiana, Kimana, Kina, Kinna, Liana, Luana, Miyana, Qiana, Quiana, Rhiana, Riana, Rihana, Rina, Riona, Ryana, Siana, Sianna, Siena, Tana, Tiahna, Viana and Virna. These names tend to be less frequently used than Diana.