Meaning of Diana
and the Origins of this baby name
The name Diana has the following meaning:
Latin for "Divine", this name enjoyed consistent popularity through the years ever since its first appearance in the 16th century. Even though the French version Diane was more popular in the mid-20th century, Diana came back into vogue after the 1960s.
It is a female name, suitable for baby girls.
As a baby girl name, Diana is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 107 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).
In 2009, the name Diana fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 28 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 165 in the Top 1000 charts.
The following chart shows the popularity of the name Diana in the USA, over the past 100 years.
The name Diana is pronounced as die-anne-nah
The following names are baby names related to Diana and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Diana: Boys - Clement
, Girls - Alta
, Both genders - Ocie
Popular Variants for the name Diana: Dayanna
Common nicknames for the name Diana are: Di
We think the name Diana should fall under the following style category: Everlasting
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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Diana to be: An upper class girl who is intelligent and quiet
In one word, you might describe Diana as a(n) "high-class
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The names of some famous persons by the name Diana
(or its variants) are:Diana Spencer
, born on 1 July, a famous noble. Diana Spencer's background: Princess Diana of Wales. Always remembered for her beauty, her charitable works, kind heart and the familarity she had with the people of England. She married Prince Charles of Wales who is first in the line of succession to the British Throne, and carried out her duties as a Princess with great care. She was well loved by the public, hence even when she and Prince Charles divorced, people still recognised her as the Princess of Wales. She died in a car crash in 1997 and conspiratory theories about her death are still a subject of an inquest today.Diana Nyad
, born on 22 August, a famous swimmer. Diana Nyad's background: American swimmer. She broke several world records, including the one for longest distance swum in 1979. She held the record for ten years before Susie Maroney broke it. In addition, she also broke the 50-year-old mark for circling Manhattan Island in 1975. She was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1986 for her swimming accomplishments.Diana Ross
, born on 26 March, a famous singer. Diana Ross's background: Twelve-time Grammy Award-nominated American singer, record producer and actress. Her musical ventures include many genres like jazz, R&B, soul, disco and pop. She was part of the group 'The Supremes' before she set out on her very successful solo career, in which she had eighteen number one singles. Guinness World Records declared Diana Ross as the most successful female music artist of the 20th century.