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Gender: Female Meaning of Dianne: "divine" Origin of Dianne: Spelling variation of Diane

The name Dianne is a girl's name meaning "divine". Dianne and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change two letters (5 names)".

From the experts:

Dianne, one of the many offshoots and variations of the classic Diana, had its moment in the sun in the 1940s--it was a Top 100 name from 1943 to 1952. It now would make a very unlikely choice.

This spelling is currently associated with California Senator Dianne Feinstein.

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Famous People Named Dianne

Dianne Doan, Canadian actress (Mulan's daughter on Disney "Descendants")
Dianne Evelyn Wiest, American actress
Dianne Rowling, younger sister of British novelist J. K. Rowling
Dianne Emiel Feinstein, U.S. Senator from California
Dianne Margaret de Leeuw, Dutch Olympic figure skater
Dianne Van Rensburg, South African tennis player
Dianne Elizabeth Reeves, American jazz singer
Dianne Kay, American actress
Dianne van Giersbergen, Dutch pop singer
Dianne Buswell, Australian dancer and TV personality
Dianne Barbara Lennon, American singer with the Lennon Sisters
Dianne Mae Heatherington, Canadian singer and TV personality
Dianne Hayter, Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town, British politician
Dianne Marie Alagich, Australian footballer
Dianne I. Primavera, American politician; Lieutenant Governor-elect of Colorado
Dianne Fromholtz, Australian tennis player
Dianne Gallagher, CNN anchor
Dianne Lee, wife of celebrity chef Edward Lee
Karen Dianne Baldwin, Canadian actress and TV host; Miss Universe 1982
Cara Mia Dianne Wayans, daughter of actor/comedian Damon Wayans

Pop Culture References for the name Dianne

Dianne, co-lead character in "Drugstore Cowboy," played by Kelly Lynch
Dianne Kubek/Gibbons, character on TV's "Wicked City"
Dianne, character in the film "Shaun of the Dead"
Dianne Springer Fitzgerald, character on TV's "Pretty Little Liars"
Dianne Ellis, character on 2007 TV miniseries "The Circuit"
Dianne Crouch, character in 2006 TV movie "Christmas on Chestnut Street"
"Dianne," 1996 Canadian indie film


paulapuddephatt Says:


I do prefer the Diane spelling, and also love Diana, but the review of this lovely name is very harsh. It would make a beautiful, unusual but familiar, choice, for a modern baby girl. A Dianne or Diane would stand out, in a good way, in a classroom full of girls called Madison, Isabella, Mia, etc.

cabosanmucus Says:


I like it better spelled this way.

RoddyThlayli Says:


I have a great aunt with this name-- her friend's call her D.

dresdendoll Says:


I think Dianne/Diane is now a fresh choice. A timeless, centuries-old name, it connotes
classicism, royalty, strength, and beauty. Dianne is the preferred spelling, as
the double "n" makes more sense for the English pronunciation, it has
a softer look, and it fully contains another lovely name, Anne.