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Gender: Female Meaning of Diana: "divine" Origin of Diana: Latin Diana's Popularity in 2017: #230

The name Diana is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "divine". Diana is ranked #230 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Mythology Baby Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Sextuplets game - girls".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Diana

Diana Frances Spencer, Princess of Wales, former wife of Prince Charles
Diane Earnestine Earle "Diana" Ross, American singer of The Supremes
Saint Diana d'Andalo, Italian nun
Diana Blanche Barrymore Blythe, American actress; aunt of actress Drew Barrymore
Diana Olivia Winifred Maud Manners Cooper, Viscountess Norwich, English actress and socialite
Diana Ruth (McConnel) Wellesley, Duchess of Wellington
Diana Dors (born Diana Mary Fluck), English actress
Diana Damrau, German operatic soprano
Diana Jean Krall, Canadian jazz singer
Diana Lorena Taurasi, American basketball player
Diana Freeman-Mitford, Lady Mosley, English writer and socialite
(Enid) Diana Elizabeth Rigg, English actress
Diana Vickers, English singer-songwriter
Diana Vreeland, American fashion editor
Diana Amado aka Diana Chamomile, YouTuber
Diana Wynne Jones, English novelist
Angela Vittoria "Diana" Torrieri, Italian actress
Diana Paulette Wallis, English politician
Diana Munz, American Olympic swimmer
Diana Louise DeGette, American Congresswoman from Colorado
Diana Nicole DeGarmo, American pop singer and actress
Diana Moldovan, Romanian model
Diana Spencer-Churchill, daughter of British prime minister Winston Churchill
Diana Beverly Matheson, Canadian soccer player
Diana J. Gabaldon, American novelist
Diana Mariana Vitória Álvares Pereira de Melo, Princess of Orléans, 11th Duchess of Cadaval; wife of Prince Charles-Philippe, Duke of Anjou
Diana Starkova, French beauty queen; Miss Europe 2016
Diana Charlton Muldaur, American actress
Diana (born Ana Maria Siqueira Iorio), Brazilian pop singer
Diana Myzherytska, Ukrainian rhythmic gymnast
Diana Doman, Azebaijani rhythmic gymnast

Pop Culture References for the name Diana

Diana, Roman Goddess of the moon and hunting
Diana Prince aka Wonder Woman, DC Comics superheroine
Diana Tierney Sin Ohne, character in Sherin Subhan's book series on Wattpad "The Von Meer Academy"
Diana Vernon, character in Sir Walter Scott's "Rob Roy."
Diana Goodman, character in musical "Next to Normal"
Diana Reid, character on TV's "Criminal Minds"
Diana Walter, character in "Lights Out"
Diana Ladris, character in the Gone series by Michael Grant
Diana Morales, character in musical "A Chorus Line"
Diana Barry, character in L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables series
Diana, character in Shakespeare's "All's Well That Ends Well"
Diana, character in video game "Rule of Rose"
Diana, daughter of Artemis and Luna in anime 'Sailor Moon'
Diana Lombard, character on TV's 'Martin Mystery'
Diana, character on Philippine TV's "Dyosa"
Diana, character in manga and anime "MÄR"
Diana, character on TV's "V"
Diana A, mecha in anime "Mazinger Z"
Diana, Scorn of the Moon, character in video game "League of Legends"
Diana the Acrobat, character in the Dungeons & Dragons animated series
"Diana," song by Paul Anka
"Diana," song by One Direction
"Dirty Diana," song by Michael Jackson
Diana Wrayburn, character from Cassandra Clare's "The Mortal Instruments" and "The Dark Artifices" series
Diana Rivers, character from Charlotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre"
Diana Villiers, character in Patrick O'Brian's "Aubrey-Maturin" series

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