Meaning and name origin
Diane \di(a)-ne\ as a girl's name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Diane is "divine". Diane is a variant of Diana (Latin); mythology: Diana was an ancient Roman goddess who came to be associated with the Greek god Artemis. See also Dionne.
Diane is a very popular first name for females (#50 out of 4276, Top 1%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Diane for girls. Diane reached its highest rank of #17 in the U.S. in 1950-1959. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Diane and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Diana (#297), Dianne, Dionne, Diann, Diane, Dian and Deann. (2014 statistics).
Diane▼ is also pronounced similarly to Dagne, Dane, Dawne, Dayne, Deanne▼, Dene, Dion, Dione, Duane, Dwan and Dwayne. Other suggested similar baby names are Dana▼, Danae, Danea, Danee, Daney, Dani, Danie, Dany, Deana▼, Dhana, Diahna, Dianna▼, Dina▼, Dinae, Dinnie, Dinny, Diona, Duana, Dwana, Dyana, Liane, Riane and Tiane. These names tend to be less commonly used than Diane.