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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) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#11567 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Diana for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Diana and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Cynthia, Deana, Deann, Deanna, Dee, Deedee, Dena, Dian, Diana, Diane, Diann, Dianna, Dianne, Dionne, Selena and Tiana. (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.
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