Meaning of Diane
and the Origins of this baby name
The name Diane 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, Diane is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 927 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).
In both Years 2008 and 2009, the name Diane remained at the same ranking of 1000. (A ranking of 1000 means that this name ranked 1000 or poorer in the 2008/2009 popularity surveys)
The following chart shows the popularity of the name Diane in the USA, over the past 100 years.
The following names are baby names related to Diane and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Diane: Boys - Clement
, Girls - Alta
, Both genders - Ocie
The name Diane is a variant of Diana
. Other popular variants of the name Diana are: Dayanna
We think the name Diane 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 Diane to be: An upper class girl who is intelligent and quiet
In one word, you might describe Diane as a(n) "high-class
See other "high-class" names for girls