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Girl Name: Diana

Name: Diana
Pronunciation: \di(a)-na\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: divine
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Artemis, Mahina, Selena, Tiana
Sounds Like: Dina, Dana, Dhana, Digna, Diona, Duana, Dwana
Variant forms: Danne, Dayann, Dayanna, Dayanne, Deana, Deane, Deandra, Deann, Deanna, Dede, Dee, DeeDee, Deeana, Deeane, Deanna, Dena, Di, Diahann, Diahanne, Diahna, Dian, Diandra, Diane, Diann, Dianna, Diannah, Dianne, Didi, Dyan, Dyana, Dyane, Dyann, Dyanna, Dyanne
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 96
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 11567

Description

Diana \di(a)-na\ as a girl's name is pronounced dy-ANN-ah, dee-AHN-ah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Diana is "divine". Mythology: Diana was an ancient Roman divinity who came to be associated with the Greek god Artemis. Noted for her beauty and fleetness, Diana is often depicted as a huntress. Used since the 16th century. Popularized by the late Princess of Wales. See also Dionne and Diantha. French courtesan Diana de Poitiers; actresses Diahann Carroll, Dyan Cannon, Diane Keaton, Diane Lane, Dianne Wiest.

Diana has 34 variant forms: Danne, Dayann, Dayanna, Dayanne, Deana, Deane, Deandra, Deann, Deanna, Dede, Dee, DeeDee, Deeana, Deeane, Deanna, Dena, Di, Diahann, Diahanne, Diahna, Dian, Diandra, Diane, Diann, Dianna, Diannah, Dianne, Didi, Dyan, Dyana, Dyane, Dyann, Dyanna and Dyanne.

For more information, see also related names Artemis, Mahina, Selena and Tiana.

Baby names that sound like Diana are Dina, Dana, Dhana, Digna, Diona, Duana and Dwana.

View a list of the 11 names that reference Diana.

Popularity

Diana is a very popular first name for women (#96 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#11567 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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