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Gender: F Meaning of Diane: "divine" Origin of Diane: French variation of Diana

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Like Joanne and Christine, middle-aged Diane has been overshadowed by the a-ending version of her name. Diane has a definite mid-century feel; it was a Top 20 name from 1946 to 1959. Though it has several distinguished bearers, including Dianes Sawyer, Keaton, von Furstenberg, Lane, Arbus, Kruger and Farr, it is rarely used for babies today.

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Famous People Named Diane

Diane de Poitiers (1499-1566), French noblewoman
Diane Arbus (1923-1971), American photographer
Diane Disney (1933-2013), daughter of Walt Disney
Diane Ladd (b. 1935), American actress
Diane Sawyer (b. 1945), American news reporter (born Lila Diane)
Diane Keaton (b. 1946), American actress
Diane von Furstenberg (b. 1946), iconic Belgian-American designer
Diane Warren (b. 1956), American songwriter
Diane Lane (b. 1965), American actress
Diane Farr (b. 1971), American actress
Diane Kruger (b. 1976), German actress and model
Diane O'Meara (b. ~1990), the beautiful young woman unintentionally involved in Manti Te'o hoax case (2013)
Diane Guerrero (b. 1986), Colombian-American actress starring in "Orange Is the New Black"

Pop Culture References for the Name Diane

Diane, character on TV's "Episodes"
Diane Nixon, a main character in 2011 film "The Good Doctor," played by Riley Keough
"Jack and Diane," 2012 film (Diane character played by Juno Temple)
Diane, lead character in 2012 film "Peace, Love, and Misunderstanding," played by Catherine Keener
Diane Holmes, character in the Lifetime TV Christmas movie "Under the Mistletoe"
Diane Chambers, character on TV's "Cheers"
"Diane," 1956 film starring Lana Turner
"Jack and Diane," song by John Cougar Mellencamp
"Little Diane," song by Dion
"My Diane," song by The Beach Boys
"Oh Diane," song by Fleetwood Mac from the album "Mirage"
"Diane Young," a song by Vampire Weekend
Diane Symonds, character from "Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You"
Diane Barrows, character in "It Takes Two"
Pinkamena "Diane" Pie, character in "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic"
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