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Gender: Female Meaning of Diana: "divine" Origin of Diana: Latin Diana's Popularity in 2018: #184

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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Popularity

Rank in US: #184

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Pop Culture References for the name Diana

Dayana, Diane, Dee, Dyanna, Deedee, Dyana, Deana, Daianna, Di, Daiana, Dayanna, Dede, Deanna, Dia, Diania, Dianca,

Comments

Renee5322 Says:

2019-05-23T19:59:08

Princess Diana, Wonder Woman, Diana the moon goddess, Diana Barry from Anne of Green Gables... this name has so many wonderful associations!

Daiseymae Says:

2018-08-07T06:04:07

Lovely name!

Bobcat108 Says:

2018-06-03T17:33:03

I would really like this name...except it was ruined by a high school classmate named Diana who had an extremely unpleasant personality. Sigh.

josephinedagnall Says:

2018-01-15T19:59:16

Diana has got to be one of my all time favourite names! It's beautiful and feminine without being too lacy, ages well from infancy to adulthood, and has the associations of a British princess, the Roman goddess of the hunt, and Wonder Woman. I think Isabelle Diana would make a beautiful combination.

bethlena Says:

2017-11-21T11:07:02

Would make a lovely middle name!

TheHumanCanvas Says:

2017-06-10T10:21:26

I've always thought this was a lovely name. It bugs me that there's such a prejudice against it in my country. I associate Diana with Anne of Green Gables and Jane Eyre. If Wonder Woman lessens that prejudice, so much the better.

Myosotis Says:

2017-06-10T07:43:53

I'm starting to feel the same way. I used to find it quite dated and not very interesting, but after watching Wonder Woman, hearing it on a child and such a badass character, I'm warming to it. Sadly, I don't think I could ever regularly say it as beautifully as they did in the film, but it certainly feels feistier now.

Ruanne Says:

2017-06-10T04:10:37

Was watching Wonder Woman last weekend, and the little child actor was so cute. Hearing the other characters call the little girl Diana made me think, that's actually a pretty but dynamic name which would grow up well with a girl.

She's also both a super hero and a princess, which, as with Princess Leia, is a good balance for a role model - a princess who can rescue herself and others when necessary. :)

scblovesnames Says:

2017-05-24T12:27:07

This doesn't sound at all similar to me. I love it.

scblovesnames Says:

2016-11-02T01:28:04

I know someone with the name of Dianamarie, and it is definitely a pretty name. She goes by Diana, and this name is definitely one I like because it is a family name, but I have always been unsure of it as a first name, however it could be used as a middle or second middle name.

mibbler Says:

2016-08-02T17:03:28

It seriously has the best associations - it's been worn by a princess, a goddess, a Supreme and Wonder Woman!

TheSlothPrincess Says:

2016-06-06T01:28:41

This is on my list of potential baby names. I think it is very beautiful and sophisticated. It sounds regal without being pretentious.

Haids1987 Says:

2016-01-25T15:38:46

Beautiful, feminine, rich in history, lovely connotations. I love Diana.

CaitlinBrittin Says:

2015-12-09T15:16:01

What about the sibset of Daphne and Diana? Are these names too similar that they fall into the 'so matchy that you would roll your eyes if you heard it' category or are they a good balance of connected but not the same?

hufflepuff Says:

2015-10-05T14:49:05

Diana is a lovely name with all the best qualities... Easy to say and spell, sounds beautiful, translates well to other languages, has a notable history and mythological associations... and yet it's not super popular! I'm really surprised (and glad) that this name remains hidden in plain sight. I love the name Diana.

headintheclouds Says:

2015-08-22T15:00:50

I was very small when Princess Diana passed away, so I never really associated the name Diana with her. I think of Diana from the Anne of Green Gables series, and how Anne would lament that her friend's name was so pretty and exotic while hers was so plain and homey :b Diana is a lovely, serene, ethereal name, and versatile + international, which is a plus. The association with the moon and archery goddess is awesome, too.

I'm surprised it's not more popular than it currently is (below the 250s spot); I'm guessing it's maybe because it seems dated to most people since the height of public interest in Princess Diana was years ago?

Jinxgirl Says:

2015-06-18T15:38:10

Beautiful, classic, uncommon, I would use it.

CupcakeGirl13 Says:

2015-03-24T14:22:55

I prefer this to Diane, because when I say Diane I feel like saying the "a" part like in Diana. Plus I love the nickname Di!

Dspisces1407 Says:

2015-02-20T02:54:13

My mom spells it Dianna and I find that prettier but it's a beautiful name

EvaThyssen Says:

2015-02-07T11:47:39

DEE-anna or dee-ANNA? In Spanish, Diana is pronounced dee-A-na (the As, like car).

Dianna starling Says:

2015-02-05T23:01:09

I spell my name Dianna just so it can be a little diffrents

raevynstar Says:

2015-01-21T21:43:48

Beautiful name!!!!!

lexibatt Says:

2015-01-09T22:36:43

i dont really like this

Guest Says:

2014-09-09T23:44:37

I just don't like that die syllable. Otherwise I'd like it.

Plutophelia Says:

2014-04-12T01:53:22

I love this name, especially when it's pronounced "Dee-Ahna".

Cloverish Says:

2014-03-06T09:48:55

I really love this name. It hits that sweet spot between familiar, but not too old or overused.