Diana Origin and Meaning

The name Diana is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "divine".

Diana, the tragic British princess, inspired many fashions, but strangely, not one for her name. For us, Diana is a gorgeous and still-underused choice.

Diana is the Latin name for the Roman goddess associated with the moon, virginity, and hunting; she is the protector of wild animals, represented in myth as both beautiful and chaste.

Two of her most prominent bearers today are singers Diana (born Diane) Ross and Krall. Fictional Dianas appear in All's Well That Ends Well, Jane Eyre, and Anne of Green Gables.

Now that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named their daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, perhaps this name will finally attract more attention and greater use.

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Diana Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

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Famous People Named Diana

  • Diana Frances SpencerPrincess of Wales, former wife of Prince Charles
  • Diane Earnestine Earle "Diana" RossAmerican singer of The Supremes
  • Saint Diana d'AndaloItalian nun
  • Diana Blanche Barrymore BlytheAmerican actress; aunt of actress Drew Barrymore
  • Diana Olivia Winifred Maud Manners CooperViscountess Norwich, English actress and socialite
  • Diana Ruth (McConnel) WellesleyDuchess of Wellington
  • Diana Dors (born Diana Mary Fluck)English actress
  • Diana DamrauGerman operatic soprano
  • Diana Jean KrallCanadian jazz singer
  • Diana Lorena TaurasiAmerican basketball player
  • Diana FreemanMitford, Lady Mosley, English writer and socialite
  • (Enid) Diana Elizabeth RiggEnglish actress
  • Diana VickersEnglish singer,songwriter
  • Diana VreelandAmerican fashion editor
  • Diana Amado aka Diana ChamomileYouTuber
  • Diana Wynne JonesEnglish novelist
  • Angela Vittoria "Diana" TorrieriItalian actress
  • Diana Paulette WallisEnglish politician
  • Diana MunzAmerican Olympic swimmer
  • Diana Louise DeGetteAmerican Congresswoman from Colorado
  • Diana Nicole DeGarmoAmerican pop singer and actress
  • Diana MoldovanRomanian model
  • Diana SpencerChurchill, daughter of British prime minister Winston Churchill
  • Diana Beverly MathesonCanadian soccer player
  • Diana J. GabaldonAmerican novelist
  • Diana Mariana Vitória Álvares Pereira de MeloPrincess of Orléans, 11th Duchess of Cadaval; wife of Prince Charles,Philippe, Duke of Anjou
  • Diana StarkovaFrench beauty queen; Miss Europe 2016
  • Diana Charlton MuldaurAmerican actress
  • Diana (born Ana Maria Siqueira Iorio)Brazilian pop singer
  • Diana MyzherytskaUkrainian rhythmic gymnast
  • Diana DomanAzebaijani rhythmic gymnast
  • Diana BulimarRomanian artistic gymnast and 2012 Olympic bronze medalist
  • Diana CheraluRomanian artistic gymnast and 2012 Olympic bronze medalist
  • Diana Zubiri (b. 1985) Filipino actressborn Rosemarie Joy Garcia,Smith
  • Diana SilversAmerican actress (b. 1997)

Diana in Pop Culture

  • DianaRoman Goddess of the moon and hunting
  • Diana Prince aka Wonder WomanDC Comics superheroine
  • Diana Tierney Sin Ohnecharacter in Sherin Subhan's book series on Wattpad "The Von Meer Academy"
  • Diana Vernoncharacter in Sir Walter Scott's "Rob Roy."
  • Diana Goodmancharacter in musical "Next to Normal"
  • Diana Reidcharacter on TV's "Criminal Minds"
  • Diana Waltercharacter in "Lights Out"
  • Diana Ladrischaracter in the Gone series by Michael Grant
  • Diana Moralescharacter in musical "A Chorus Line"
  • Diana Barrycharacter in L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables series
  • Dianacharacter in Shakespeare's "All's Well That Ends Well"
  • Dianacharacter in video game "Rule of Rose"
  • Dianadaughter of Artemis and Luna in anime 'Sailor Moon'
  • Diana Lombardcharacter on TV's 'Martin Mystery'
  • Dianacharacter on Philippine TV's "Dyosa"
  • Dianacharacter in manga and anime "MÄR"
  • Dianacharacter on TV's "V"
  • Diana Amecha in anime "Mazinger Z"
  • DianaScorn of the Moon, character in video game "League of Legends"
  • Diana the Acrobatcharacter in the Dungeons & Dragons animated series
  • "Diana" song by Paul Anka
  • "Diana" song by One Direction
  • "Dirty Diana" song by Michael Jackson
  • Diana Wrayburncharacter from Cassandra Clare's "The Mortal Instruments" and "The Dark Artifices" series
  • Diana Riverscharacter from Charlotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre"
  • Diana Villierscharacter in Patrick O'Brian's "Aubrey,Maturin" series
  • Diana “Di” Freemancharacter on the HBO TV series “Lovecraft Country”

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