I love this name, especially when it's spelled Dianna.
noisynora  1/11/2021
What a great name, with lot of class and also really feminine. Good name, fits for different woman.
DeeDeeRee  12/30/2020
What a beautiful name!
lourenliar1  11/13/2020
I prefer the English pronunciation.
Anders1234  11/7/2020
Very pretty and mature sounding.
AbbeyDawn  8/24/2020
Diana is my mom's name and I love it so much! I think it's beautiful and I love that she's named for the goddess of the moon. I think the Greek equivalent Artemis is also cool, but to me Diana is a prettier name. If I ever had a daughter, I would give her Diana as a middle name. People often call my mom Diane even though she has never gone by that nickname. She doesn't like it but I think it actually bothers me more than her when people call her Diane lol. It's just not her name and it's not nearly as beautiful and elegant as Diana.
Abby Lea  7/29/2020
Also Estonian: [noted -ed]
Frollein Gladys  7/22/2020
Today is the 110th birthday of the honourable lady Diana Mosley 17 th of June 1910 to 11th of August 2003 born lady Diana Freeman-Mitford known as Diana Mitford in her youth she was a beautiful and enigmatic English socialite in her youth in the 1920s and 1930s. Firstly she married Bryan Guinness when she was 18 and later she married sir Oswald Mosley the leader of the British Union. She was a cousin of Winston Churchill and Diana and her mother and sister Unity met Hitler several times in the 1930s. She was one of the famous Mitford sisters many of whom were deeply interested and involved in politics from fascism to communism and socialism in the 1930s and later.
Goldcrown  6/17/2020
I prefer Deanna "Dee-AN-uh". :)
― Anonymous User  6/11/2020
I like this spelling over Dayana, because the "i" looks like a sparkle of a Diamond. Diana almost sounds like the precious stone in English and French.
The semetic meanings of Dayana, which has the same pronunciation as English Diana:
Hebrew from Dayan [ דיין --> דַּיָּנָה ]: Judge.
Arabic [ دايانا ] : root Dayan means "eternal" (well, the opposite of dying), also religions; faiths.
Apparently in Persian Dayana [ دايانا ] means "gold"
The Latin pronunciation Dee-anna does bring the meaning of ancient goddesses on the one hand, but on the other, from Dean (Latin): a church official, or valley (Anglo-Saxon)
yehuda hek RU  6/1/2020
If you mix around the letters in this name, you can get another name that starts with an N. :)
glacier_bear_82  5/21/2020
The letters could also spell the names of Aidan and Nadia.
― Anonymous User  5/23/2020
Correct! :)
glacier_bear_82  5/27/2020
Also Ukrainian.

Scripts: Діана

Pronounced: ji-A-na. [noted -ed]
glacier_bear_82  5/11/2020
It sounds very mature and pretty.
saturnbrat  5/3/2020
Beautiful, ages well, and has a regal vibe to it.
I'd pronounce it "dee-aw-na".
someone-  2/2/2020
The English pronunciation is the best! I love the meaning as well.
littleraeoflight  11/24/2019
Classical and melodious. Also a great length.
nylonpanda  11/7/2019
Why does it say that Diana is a name that has never been out of the US top 1000 even though I noticed it has been?
wh0sbad  7/4/2019
The name is alright. Not my favorite, but not terrible either. One of the reasons I don’t like this name is because of this annoying girl at my school who acts older than she really is and is unfriendly to anyone not in the “popular crowd”. Anyway, if parents are thinking of an alternate for the more popular Anna or Annabelle, this could be a good alternative.
― Anonymous User  6/25/2019
Also Slovak: --- offer sources
You'll also find numerous bearers on social media. [noted -ed]
Frollein Gladys  6/16/2019
The name is okay, but wouldn’t it be offensive to someone named Anna because it’s basically saying “Die Anna”? Just saying.
― Anonymous User  5/25/2019
Diana is a lovely name which has a regal vibe to it. It's just the right length. Hard not to think of Princess Diana (: Not too common, however the nickname "Didi" makes me cringe.
IronClocks  2/20/2019
There is also the flower dianthus.
Hushpuppy  1/27/2019
Diana is such an elegant name.
Phantom of the Opera  12/30/2018
This name is pretty and lively without sounding overly feminine. I really like the pronunciation Dee-Anna nearly as much as Die-Anna.
futuremother99  10/21/2018
In 2018, 53 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Diana who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 153rd most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/17/2018
I like it. Underused, refined, and elegant.
Luvbug86  10/13/2018
I know a Spanish girl who has the given name of Dayana. Obviously, this came from the 80's TV show V that was aired at RTVE. One of the chars was named Diana that in Spanish sounds Dayana.
― Anonymous User  10/1/2018
Diane will never be as pretty as Diana PERIOD.
Curious me  9/23/2018
Diana is so beautiful, and much better than Diane. I love the meaning and the association with Anne of Green Gables. I don't know why people use the tacky Nevaeh when there is a lovely name like Diana, waiting to be used.
kayisforkeen  8/14/2018
Diana is a very cool name.
Diana mola  5/23/2018
Diana Cavendish is one of the protagonists from the anime Little Witch Academia.
YukaSylvie  5/8/2018
Diana looks lovely, sounds lovely, and the meaning of the name is lovely. I also like Diana Barry from the book Anne of Green Gables.
Kitandkat  3/26/2018
Diana, Princess of Wales, was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, who is the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II.
cutenose  6/10/2017
Diana and Diane are both beautiful. Di is a sweet nickname. Dianne and Dianna are attractive as alternative spellings, and Deanne and Deanna are lovely variants.
Paula Puddephatt  5/27/2017
Diana Lorena Taurasi is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Mercury of the Women's National Basketball Association and UMMC Ekaterinburg of Russia. Taurasi has won three WNBA championships, WNBA Most Valuable Player Award, two WNBA Finals MVP Awards, four Olympic gold medals, five scoring titles, and the WNBA Rookie of the Year Award. She has also been selected to seven WNBA All-Star teams and nine All-WNBA teams. She is one of 9 women to win an Olympic Gold Medal, an NCAA Championship, and a WNBA Championship. In 2011, she was voted in by fans as one of the WNBA's Top 15 Players of All Time.
cutenose  5/15/2017
Diana Nicole DeGarmo is an American singer/songwriter and actress. She rose to fame in 2004 as the runner-up of the third season of American Idol, releasing her debut studio album, Blue Skies, later that year. The following year, DeGarmo ventured into a career in musical theatre. She has starred in two Broadway, one off-Broadway and three national tour shows. She made her television acting debut in a six-month arc as Angelina Veneziano on The Young and the Restless. DeGarmo has since released two extended plays, Unplugged in Nashville and Live to Love. She is married to fifth season American Idol finalist Ace Young.
cutenose  5/12/2017
Diana Hajiyeva is an Azerbaijani singer. She often collaborates with two fellow female musicians in a group called DiHaj. She will represent Azerbaijan in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. She previously attempted to represent Azerbaijan in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011. The selection of the song that Hajiyeva is going to sing in Kiev will take place with the contest organized by Ictimai TV.
lilolaf  3/3/2017
Diana Álvares Pereira de Melo, 11th Duchess of Cadaval, is a Portuguese noblewoman and author. She is the eldest daughter of D. Jaime Álvares Pereira de Melo, 10th Duke of Cadaval's second marriage with Claudine Marguerite Marianne Tritz.
lilolaf  2/17/2017
In Poland, it's a two syllable name, pronounced DYAH-nah.
― Anonymous User  1/16/2017
'Dirty Diana' is a song by Michael Jackson. It's a great song and a great name.
dancingbear  1/3/2017
Also used in Greece (Ντιάνα), variant transcription of Ntiana.
heyyyyyyyyyyyy  1/3/2017
I named my oldest daughter Diana. When I was pregnant with her in 1984 I was so excited and I wanted the most beautiful, classy, strong, elegant name I could think of. I chose Diana. The sound of it is beautiful, I love the strong huntress reference, and I adored Princess Diana, who was so kind and lovely- though she might still have been Lady Diana at the time.
jillg  11/5/2016
An absolutely GORGEOUS classic name that, at least for me, will never be out of style. It's just so classy and sophisticated, but not so common anymore like in the 80s. Definitely in my top 3 names for a girl!
TrinHarris  10/10/2016
The name "Diana" never gets old. It has pleasurable meaning and lovely sound, especially when it is pronounced "Deana". I am blessed to have this name on me. Due to its elegance, I never carried a middle name so I can keep the beauty of "Diana", heavenly divine.
ds081073  6/30/2016
Eileen1209864  6/22/2016
Diana Harkusha is a Ukrainian dancer, model and beauty queen who was 1st Runner up at Miss Ukraine Universe 2014. She also was the 2nd Runner-Up at the Miss Universe 2014 pageant.
cutenose  5/28/2016
Diana is a character in William Shakespeare's play All's Well That Ends Well.
― Anonymous User  10/31/2015
Czech pronunciation is also "dee-AH-nah".
Samantha Carter  10/28/2015
I don't have any problems even despite having a clear, slightly worn and dated stamp on it. I just can't get past the fact that it sounds like "Die Anna"
Same with Diane. Die-Anne. Like someone wants Anna and Anne dead.
― Anonymous User  7/6/2015
Since this is my first name (although I don't go by it), I can say with 100% certainty, that no one is going to call you Dirty Diana. I have never even heard this before and I'm nearly 30 years old! Occasionally I'm asked if I was named for Princess Diana (of Wales). Only those who are familiar with mythology will ask about the goddess. Unfortunately, a lot of people end up calling me Diane (which drives me bat sh*t crazy) and I refuse to answer to that since it's not my name. My fiance loves my name and says it sounds elegant, refined, and timeless without being stuffy and pretentious. Smart man, that fiance ;)
― Anonymous User  5/27/2015
A beautiful stunning name. It will never go out of style!
LV51sfan91  4/6/2015
My name is Diana. I love my name. Not many Diana's where I live and I am Ok with that. I don't like to be called Diane! Thanks to Princess Diana of Wales, my friends and coworkers like to call me Princess or Lady Di. Which I am totally Ok with. My mother showed and had me listen to Paul Anka's song "Diana", which I am very fond of. I would also like to add that my middle name is Lynn. I think Diana Lynn is a nice combination.
dlschn71  2/28/2015
This is my first name. My mother named me after the goddess. At first I thought it was rather boring, but now I've come to greatly love this name. I feel as if it suits me. I've never really been involved in society too much... it always confused me whenever children in my class saw me they'd sing "Dirty Diana". I don't care enough to listen to that song. I prefer my languages...
ElitaAlkaev  1/10/2015
Diana Ladris is one of the main characters in the 'Gone' novel series by Michael Grant.
NamesInterestMe  11/20/2014
Diana is such a gorgeous, sophisticated, classy and beautiful name! :)
― Anonymous User  9/19/2014
Diana Patricia Hiddleston, née Servaes, is the mother of English actor Thomas William "Tom" Hiddleston.
la-petite-rachel  1/25/2014
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
I love this name; it is one of my favorites. Dani is a nice nickname for it.
shadow1999  7/15/2013
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
Also used as a name in Poland.
Buneary  5/18/2013
I love this name and I love the association with Princess Diana.
― Anonymous User  3/6/2013
Much prettier than Diane! Annie is a cute nickname, but Diana already sounds good on its own :)
― Anonymous User  1/13/2013
Actress Diana Dors (1931-1984).
moonbaby9307  12/29/2012
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
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
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
Italian pronunciation of "Diana":


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 Michael Jackson song "Dirty Diana" describes a groupie. Not a very good association, but it is an awesome song.
ingo  9/1/2011
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
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
"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
I love this name! So excited that it is falling in popularity!
gabbygrace1915  2/10/2011
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
This is the name of a song by the best artist ever 'Dirty Diana' by Michael Jackson!
Curlytop78  7/2/2009
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 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
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
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
Famous bearers:
Model Diana Kobzan
Singer Diana Ross
Actress Diana Amft
Actress Diana Mórová
Actress Diana Šoltýsová
Maggie_Simpson  3/25/2008
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
A famous bearer is American actress Diana Dill-Demskaya, she was born on 22 January 1923, Bermuda.
Maggie_Simpson  10/4/2007
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
Also an unusual feminine name in Slovenia.
earthnut  7/18/2007
Czech and Slovak pronunciation is "Dee-AH-nah".
Karcoolka  7/12/2007
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
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 was a Huntress, so my impression is that it sounds a little masculine but still sounds beautiful and elegant.
― Anonymous User  6/9/2007
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 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
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
I hate this name, it sounds ugly!
― Anonymous User  2/15/2007
This is my grandmother's name and I think it's beautiful. It suits her really well.
pussycat doll  1/1/2007
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
Diana Krall is a famous Canadian jazz singer and pianist.
Ylva  9/18/2006
Listen to the German pronunciation of Diana here:
_satu_  9/3/2006
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
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
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
Simply a beautiful name, prettier than Diane, in my opinion.
websurfer  5/28/2006
Diana is a very beautiful name indeed, I like the combination Diana Aurora or Diana Irene. :-)
― Anonymous User  5/5/2006
Beautiful, 'divine' name.
― Anonymous User  5/3/2006
Diana is a beautiful name, very elegant and has a beautiful meaning to it.
― Anonymous User  4/30/2006
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
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
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
Diana sounds ordinary I think. Don't like it. Kind of like Gloria, Jessica, Hannah or something.
ender  1/23/2006
Diana Ross is a famous bearer.
― Anonymous User  12/21/2005
Diana was Anne of Green Gables' bosom friend.
― Anonymous User  12/16/2005
Diana also means "target" in Spanish.
frangg23  11/15/2005
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
How pretty! 'Heavenly, divine', that's so sweet.
― Anonymous User  6/23/2005
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
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

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