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Meaning of Diane

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Meaning

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.

Popularity

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.
USA baby name statistics

Origins

The name Diane is very likely a(n) French variant of the name Diana.

See other suggested French girl baby names.

You might also like to see the other variants of the name Diana.

Related names

The following names are baby names related to Diane and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Diane: Boys - Clement, Constantine, Donta, Taurean, Girls - Alta, Armida, Beatriz, Brittany, Candace, Cara, Claudia, Clementine, Cornelia, Narda, Regina, Starr, Sylvia, Ursula, Victoria, Both genders - Ocie

Variants

The name Diane is a variant of Diana. Other popular variants of the name Diana are: Dayanna, Deana, Deanna, Deeana, Deonna, Di (Nickname), Diahna, Diane (French), Diann, Dianna (English), Dianthe (Greek), Dinah, Dyana, Dyanna, Dyannah, Kiana (Hawaiian)

Style

We think the name Diane should fall under the following style category: Everlasting.

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Impression

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" person.

See other "high-class" names for girls.

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