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Originally a contraction of DIVIANA. Diana is a Roman Goddess of the hunt. Some famous people are Princess Diana, former Princess of Wales and humanitarian, and Diana Ross, singer.
-- doodlebug  5/27/2005
Diana is the name of one of the feline characters in the Japanese anime series Sailor Moon. She is the daughter of Luna and Artemis.
-- wiswina  5/28/2005
How pretty! 'Heavenly, divine', that's so sweet.
-- Anonymous User  6/23/2005
Probably derived from an old Indo-European root meaning "heavenly, divine", related to dyeus (see ZEUS). --Taking this a step further, the Indo-European Roots section of my American Heritage Dictionary relates this to the root deiw-, to shine, from which derives sky, heavens, god. Their discussion of Diana regards the suffixed root *deiw-yo, 'luminous' to be the direct root of Diana and the variant *dyeu- the root of Zeus.
-- biloxi33406  9/7/2005
Diana also means "target" in Spanish.
-- frangg23  11/15/2005
Diana was Anne of Green Gables' bosom friend.
-- Anonymous User  12/16/2005
Diana Ross is a famous bearer.
-- Anonymous User  12/21/2005
Diana sounds ordinary I think. Don't like it. Kind of like Gloria, Jessica, Hannah or something.
-- ender  1/23/2006
This name is very pretty with the original Latin pronunciation (dee-AH-na). The pronunciation of English speakers (die-ANN-a) leaves me cold. A real shame, in my opinion.
-- Anonymous User  2/2/2006
I agree with the Latin pronunciation. I have a friend named Diana but we pronounce it in the original Latin pronunciation (DEE-AHN-NA) not DIE-AH-NA. I think it is a sweet yet strong name with a beautiful meaning.
-- Anonymous User  3/10/2006
Diana was the name of the character protrayed by Jean Simmons in the biblical epic "The Robe" in the year 1953. She was the woman whom the main character (Marcellus) loved. In the film, the name is pronounced 'die-Ah-na'.
-- Anonymous User  4/14/2006
Diana is a beautiful name, very elegant and has a beautiful meaning to it.
-- Anonymous User  4/30/2006
Beautiful, 'divine' name.
-- Anonymous User  5/3/2006
Diana is a very beautiful name indeed, I like the combination Diana Aurora or Diana Irene. :-)
-- Anonymous User  5/5/2006
Simply a beautiful name, prettier than Diane, in my opinion.
-- websurfer  5/28/2006
I believe that Diana is a beautiful, elegant name. Especially when combined with the name Marie. It suggests a type of elegance that many people may not possess. The name sounds enchanting no matter how it is said as well. The very name suggests adventure and imagination. But then, maybe I'm just a bit biased since it is the name I have been blessed to have.
-- yellowrose  7/6/2006
Diana Blythe was one of Anne (formerly of Green Gables) and Gilbert's twin daughters. She was named after Diana Barry, Anne's bosom friend from childhood.
-- Anonymous User  7/16/2006
Possible links to the Hebrew name Dinah. Dinah meaning "God has judged". Has a similar pronunciation with the modern pronunciation. Dinah is usually pronounced DEE-nah or DIE-nah while Diana is usually pronounced DIE-ann-a or DEE-ann-ah. They are very much the same and I believe that the old biblical hebrew and the old Roman merged to form the new modern name.
-- hotshakes139  8/13/2006
Listen to the German pronunciation of Diana here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html.
-- _satu_  9/3/2006
Diana Krall is a famous Canadian jazz singer and pianist.
-- Ylva  9/18/2006
My favourite of all of the Greco-Roman goddesses is the goddess Diana (or Artemis) and though I wouldn't give it to a child, when I think of the name I straight away think of the strength and power of the goddess Artemis/Diana.
-- Sophie-Lou  12/17/2006
This is my grandmother's name and I think it's beautiful. It suits her really well.
-- pussycat doll  1/1/2007
I hate this name, it sounds ugly!
-- Anonymous User  2/15/2007
I used to like Dina more, but now I prefer Diana over it. Diana is classy name, full of history and the meaning is gorgeus. So wonderful name to a little girl, and still it fits older women, too. Diana is absolutely one of my favourite girls' name.
-- Yippal  3/30/2007
Diana Wynne Jones, she is the originally writer/creator of the famous Hayao Miyazaki animated film Howl's Moving Castle. I fell in love with the movie and the book. =D
-- Cyneburga  5/17/2007
It's a nifty name all right. Though I want to associate it with the elegance and grace it implies, and characters with this name (like from classic Hollywood films and the like), not because it is the Romanized name of a Greek mythical goddess. Too many names in this country (and my mind) have been associated with silly myths of gods and goddesses. However the only one that I find okay to associate with is maybe Venus/Aphrodite - but that's because it's probably more easy to get used to but I don't think I wanna associate them either. In fact I don't want to associate anybody. I think with Penelope and some unknown scattered names related to ancient tales and legends (such as Alcippe and Chloe) is enough for a matter, Diana is a nice name without it's link to mythology.
-- Loni_maryrose  6/3/2007
Diana was a Huntress, so my impression is that it sounds a little masculine but still sounds beautiful and elegant.
-- Anonymous User  6/9/2007
Artemis, Apollo's twin sister. She was supposed to have helped deliver Apollo. She is the virgin goddess of the hunt.
-- Surreal  6/10/2007
Diana, Princess of Wales. When I think of the name Diana, I think of grace, compassion, and beauty! R.I.P.
-- maricey88  7/6/2007
Czech and Slovak pronunciation is "Dee-AH-nah".
-- Karcoolka  7/12/2007
Also an unusual feminine name in Slovenia.
-- earthnut  7/18/2007
Another famous bearer of this name is Dame Diana Rigg, who played Emma Peel in the British TV series from the 60's called the Avengers. She also played Helena in the 1968 version of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
-- kimevenstar  9/11/2007
A famous bearer is American actress Diana Dill-Demskaya, she was born on 22 January 1923, Bermuda.
-- Maggie_Simpson  10/4/2007
Diana is Wonder Woman's real name.
-- FMRadio  3/1/2008
Wonder Woman is also Princess Diana, daughter of queen Hippolyta.
-- Anonymous User  12/23/2008
Famous bearers:
Model Diana Kobzan
Singer Diana Ross
Actress Diana Amft
Actress Diana Mórová
Actress Diana Šoltýsová
-- Maggie_Simpson  3/25/2008
Diana Morales is a character in the famous musical "A Chorus Line". She's the one who sings the song "Nothing" about her experiances at her old acting school.
-- Anonymous User  4/1/2008
I don't like the English pronunciation of this name. In fact, I hate it. The name reminds me of all these bland, boring, unimaginative names like Deanna, Brianna, and the likes, just with an uglier ''prefix'', so to speak. The name is pretty enough in European pronunciation.
-- slight night shiver  5/20/2008
This name sounds so boring to me. Maybe it's because I think of my school librarian when I hear it, and she's really mean and boring. But on the other hand, I think of that Michael Jackson song "Dirty Diana", which makes me think of a really trashy, money hungry, seductive girl :|
-- Jesus_Freak  6/12/2008
This name reminds me of Caroline because both names are just so sweet, pretty and feminine. I love it.
-- silly_rabbit  10/4/2008
This is the name of a song by the best artist ever 'Dirty Diana' by Michael Jackson!
-- Curlytop78  7/2/2009
Well, my name being Diana, I think I'm a good enough authority on it to say that I don't find it "boring and unimaginative" at all. I rather like it. It's not common enough that I ever had two or three others in my year at school. Perhaps I just don't hang around zealous Jackson fans, but I've never had anyone reference "Dirty Diana."
-- northstar091  7/3/2009
Diana Mitford was one of the famous Mitford sisters. Like her younger sister Unity, she was an avid supporter of fascism and Hitler.
-- bananarama  10/26/2009
Despite my comment about Diana Mitford, I do like this name. I find it very pretty.
-- bananarama  4/4/2010
It's an okay name that could work on a variety of women. I like the association with the goddess.
-- Athena Nike  4/4/2010
The name Diana is okay. But I always think of the song 'Dirty Diana' by the most truly incredible artist ever Michael Jackson!
-- starz26  4/6/2010
My name is Diana and I love it! My parents named me after Princess Diana because I was born in 1997. She was a great woman!
I also like the meaning of my name.
-- DiChel  10/29/2010
The "Dianic Tradition" -- a practice, belief, witchcraft, and tradition found in Neopagan religion -- was named after the Roman Goddess Diana, for which its followers emphasize the female divine or Goddess.
-- moon_swooning  12/11/2010
The meaning is just gorgeous. I love this name. It makes me think of a kind, beautiful, and wealthy woman with pale skin and blond hair.
-- Chrila96  12/12/2010
I love this name! So excited that it is falling in popularity!
-- gabbygrace1915  2/10/2011
"Diane de Versailles" is a slightly over lifesize marble statue of the Greek goddess Artemis, with a deer, located in the Musée du Louvre, Paris. The statue is also known as Diane Chasseresse ("Diana Huntress"), Diana à la Biche, Artemis of the Chase, and Artemis with the Hind. She is elegant and breathtaking. From the moment I saw her she became my personal favorite statue.
-- PosieZ  6/7/2011
Diana is my middle name and I think it's beautiful. It's awesome to be named after an ancient goddess!
-- Anonymous User  7/13/2011
I have always liked my first name, especially since Princess Diana was only about 50 miles from where I was born, on the day I was born. Although, I was actually named for my mother's childhood friend. Unfortunately, a LOT of people will turn it into Diane. I hate Diane. It just sounds so blah and it simply isn't my name.
-- GibsonGirl  8/16/2011
The Michael Jackson song "Dirty Diana" describes a groupie. Not a very good association, but it is an awesome song.
-- ingo  9/1/2011
Italian pronunciation of "Diana":

Dyah-Nah

For "Di," stress your "I" to "EE." "A" as found in "Father." Up to this point the previous equals: Dee-Ah, though when spoken typically morphs to "Dyah." Round it all with the final "A," "Nah." [noted -ed]
-- Francesca  9/7/2011
The song "Diana" brought Canadian singer Paul Anka instant stardom as it rocketed to number one on the Canadian and U.S. music charts. "Diana" is one of the best selling singles ever by a Canadian recording artist.
-- sambchop  9/19/2011
I always think of the wonderful Princess of Wales- Diana Spencer when I hear the name, "Diana." I imagine someone as sweet and caring as Lady Diana Spencer was, and a person with something big to share with the world- a heart.
-- flamingrubyred  4/12/2012
I never liked my name growing up. I thought it was girly, dated, and didn't like being called Di. I even contemplated changing it. But I've grown to love it. Some associations with the name are Princess Diana, Wonder Woman, and the Roman Goddess of the Hunt. They represent strong women and I'm happy to be in their company!
-- thatonegirl  4/30/2012
Actress Diana Dors (1931-1984).
-- moonbaby9307  12/29/2012
Much prettier than Diane! Annie is a cute nickname, but Diana already sounds good on its own :)
-- Anonymous User  1/13/2013
I love this name and I love the association with Princess Diana.
-- Indy  3/6/2013
Also used as a name in Poland.
-- Buneary  5/18/2013
The name Diana is also commonly used in Georgia.

In Georgian, Diana is written as: დიანა.

A known bearer of this name is Diana Gurtskaya (b. 1978), a blind Georgian singer of Russian descent.
-- Lucille  6/5/2013
I love this name; it is one of my favorites. Dani is a nice nickname for it.
-- shadow1999  7/15/2013
This is such a lovely name that is very uncommon nowadays, which is disappointing. It's a lot prettier and not nearly as dated as Diane, and has stood the test of time while Diane came and went in a few decades. I hope the name is revived in the next few years, I think Diana would sound so cute on a little girl!
-- Oohvintage  8/8/2013
Diana Patricia Hiddleston, née Servaes, is the mother of English actor Thomas William "Tom" Hiddleston.
-- la-petite-rachel  1/25/2014

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