What does Diane mean?
(female) Deaane, Diani, ..
(male) Dide, Diney, ..
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 history of Diane for girls. Diane was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its apex position of #17 in the U.S. in the 1950s, and is at #1717 currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Diana (#297 last year), Deanna (#1105), Dianna (#1872), Dianne, Diann, Dyan, Dyanne, Dyann, Dionne, Diandra, Dede, Deann, Dee, Dena, Deana, Dian and Deane are the popular variation forms of Diane (#1717 last year) appearing in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Dyanna, are seldom used. These forms of Diane were favored as baby names 64 years ago (average #971) and are now significantly less widespread (#1832, ▼95.7%), with versions such as Deann going out of style.
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 names are Aine, Blane, Briane, Dafne, Dale▼, Damiane, Dana▼, Danae, Danea, Danee, Danet, Daney, Dani▲, Danie, Dany, Dariane, Daviane, Delane, Dhana, Dianthe, Didiane, Digna, Dina▼, Dinae, Dinnie, Dinny, Diona, Divine, Dixee, Dixie▼, Doriane, Duana, Dwana, Dylane, Dzana, Elane, Eliane, Fione, Gitane, Ilane, Jane▼, Jeane, Joane, Lane, Liahne, Liane, Minne, Orane, Oriane, Rhiane, Riane, Rianne, Shane, Signe▼, Sine, Tiane, Tianne and Winne. These names tend to be less frequently used than Diane.