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Updated February 8, 2024

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • Latin, Greek : Divine

What Does Diana Mean and Stand For? 

The name Diana comes from the Roman goddess associated with wild animals, hunting, fertility, and the moon. It is of Latin origin, meaning "divine." 


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How Popular Is The Name Diana

Family name origins & meanings

  • Italian : from the female personal name Diana, the name borne in Roman mythology by the goddess of the moon and of hunting.

Famous people with this first name

What Does the Name Diana Mean? 

Diana is a girls' name of Greek and Latin origin, meaning "divine." Diana was the ancient Roman goddess associated with wild animals, the hunt, the moon, and fertility. She is often associated with the Greek goddess Artemis. 

Nowadays, the name Diana is often associated with the late British princess Lady Diana, who was loved by all across the globe. 

How Popular is the Name Diana? 

Diana is the #225 most popular girls' name in the U.S., according to 2021 Social Security Administration data. It was a popular name in the early 2000s, reaching a peak of #90 in 2004. However, Diana ranks #7 on 

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Diana was at its peak popularity in November 2020. 

Popularity of the Name Diana in the United States

Diana was searched for most often in the following states: 

  • District of Columbia
  • Connecticut
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Massachusetts 

Famous People Named Diana and Diana in Pop Culture 

Late Princess of Wales Diana Spencer is the most famous Diana. The name lives on in the British royal family, as both Prince William and Prince Harry have given their daughters the middle name Diana. 

Other famous Diana's are singers Diana Ross and Diana Krall, and actress Diana Ring 

The name Diana features heavily in literature, including Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well, Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, and L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables. 

In TV and entertainment, the name Diana features in Criminal Minds and anime Sailor Moon. 

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