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What does Diane mean?

Diane \di(a)-ne\ as a girls' name. Diane's root is Latin, and the name Diane means "divine". Diane is a variant of Diana (Latin). A somewhat rare birth name for females. See also Dionne.


Diane has 13 variants: Danne, Dayann, Dayanne, Deane, Deann, Deeane, Dian, Diann, Dianne, Dyan, Dyane, Dyann and Dyanne.

Diane has 19 more related forms via Diana: Dayanna, Deana, Deandra, Deanna, Dede, Dee, Deeana, Deedee, Dena, Di, Diahann, Diahanne, Diahna, Diandra, Dianna, Diannah, Didi, Dyana and Dyanna.


Diane is a very prominent first name for females (#50 out of 4276, Top 1%) but an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

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. during 1950-1959, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Diane name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Diane outside U.S.

Diana (#297 last year), Diann, Dianna, Dionne, Dianne, Dian, Dena, Deann, Deandra, Deanna, Dee, Deedee and Deana are the popular variation forms of Diane appearing in the Top 1000. These girl names reached the height of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 and are now significantly less widespread, with versions such as Deanna, Diann, Dianna, Dianne and Diane falling out of style. Diana (#297) is the most fashionable birth name in this list. Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of the girl name Diane and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Deana, Deandra, Deann, Deanna, Dee, Deedee, Dena, Dian, Diana, Diane in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Diann, Dianna, Dianne, Dionne in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Diane and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Diane is alike in pronunciation to Dagne, Dane, Dawne, Dayne, Deanne, Dene, Dion, Dione, Duane, Dwan and Dwayne. Other recommended similar baby names are Dana, Danae, Danea, Danee, Daney, Dani, Danie, Dany, Dhana, Dina, Dinae, Dinnie, Dinny, Diona, Duana, Dwana, Liane, Riane and Tiane. These names tend to be less frequently used than Diane.