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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 has 13 variant forms: Danne, Dayann, Dayanne, Deane, Deann, Deeane, Dian, Diann, Dianne, Dyan, Dyane, Dyann, Dyanne.


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).

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

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

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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Deann, Dian, Diana, Diane, Diann, Dianne, Dionne in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.