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Origin & Meaning

The name Diana is of Italian , English and Latin origin.

The meaning of Diana is "divine, heavenly".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 297  in baby name popularity for girls with 1088 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Diana Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Diana has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Diana to other names.


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Related Names

Variants of the name Diana include Dianna, Dyanna, Kianna.

The names Diane, Dijana, Kiana are all forms of Diana.

Other Tidbits

Diana falls into the Roman myth name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Diana Ross, Diana Taurasi, Diana Princess of Wales.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Diana in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Diana.

Just for fun, see the name Diana in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Diana in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

Italian children normally receive one or two given names.

Italian babies are frequently named after family members, Roman Catholic saints including local patron saints and other biblical figures. Traditionally, the first born son was named after the father's father, the first daughter after the father's mother, the second son after the mother's father, and the second daughter after the mother's mother. Some Italians still follow this custom today.

Many Italian male given names end in -o or -e while female names often end in -a and -e.

Nicknames may be formed for almost any name by adding a variety of suffexes including -ino/-ina, -etto/-etta, -ello/-ella, -uccio/-uccia, -uzzo/-uzza. These endings can the be used for example to turn Paola to Paoletta and Donato into Donatello.