What does Diane mean?
How popular is Diane?
Diane is a very prominent first name for females (#50 out of 4276, Top 1%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#67725 out of 150436, Top 45%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Diane for girls. Diane was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its apex position of #17 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Diana (#297 last year), Diann, Dianne, Dionne, Dianna, Dian, Deann, Deanna, Dee, Dena and Deana are the popular variation forms of Diane appearing in the Top 1000. Other variants, like Di, are seldom used. These forms of Diane were favored as baby names during 1960-1969 (average #388) and are now significantly less widespread (#941, ▼90.4%), with versions such as Deanna, Dee, Dena, Deana and Deann falling out of style. Diana has generally been a favorite of parents.
Diane▼ is alike in pronunciation to Dagne, Dane, Dawn▼, Dawne, Dayne, Deanne▼, Deeann, Dene, Deon, Deonne, Dion, Dione, Dowan, Duane, Duwan, Dwan and Dwayne. Other recommended similar baby names are Dana▼, Danae, Danea, Danee, Daney, Dani, Danie, Dany, Dhana, Dina▼, Dinae, Dinnie, Dinny, Diona, Dixee, Doriane, Duana, Dwana, Dylane, Lane, Liane, Riane, Shane, Sine and Tiane. These names tend to be less frequently used than Diane.