What does Dianne mean?
Dianne /di-anne/ [3 sylls.] as a girls' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Dianne is "divine". Dianne is an alternate spelling of Diana (Latin) with the suffix -e.
How popular is Dianne?
Dianne is a very popular first name for women (#279 out of 4276, Top 7%) but a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Dianne for girls. Dianne was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its highest rank of #107 in the U.S. during 1940-1949, but is not in the list currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of Dianne and corresponding names. Diana (#297 in 2014), Diane, Diann, Dianna, Dian, Dena, Deann, Deandra, Deanna, Dee, Deedee and Deana are the prominent variation forms of Dianne. Variants like Deane are seldom used. These girl names were at the height of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.553%) and have become much less widespread since (usage 0.0541%, ▼90.2%), with forms like Deanna, Deann, Dee, Deana and Dena becoming somewhat outmoded. Diana (#297) is the most trendy name for newborns in this list. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Dianne▼ is pronounced similarly to Dagne, Dane, Dawne, Dayne, Deanne▼, Deonne, Dione, Dionne▼, Duane and Dwayne. Other recommended similar baby names are Danae, Danee, Danie, Danna▲, Dannee, Danney, Danni, Danny, Dhanna, Dinae, Dinnie, Dinny, Dionna, Lianne, Rianne and Tianne. These names tend to be less commonly used than Dianne.