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519k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Diane

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Divine
  • #122 All Time
Girls
Boys
Similar Names
355k Diana (Greek)
95k Dianne (American)
10k Dionne (French)
2k Dyan (American)

How popular is the name "Diane" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1898 5 5 0
1899 8 8 0
1900 9 9 0
1901 6 6 0
1902 6 6 0
1903 8 8 0
1904 14 14 0
1905 5 5 0
1906 12 12 0
1907 11 11 0
1908 18 18 0
1909 20 20 0
1910 33 33 0
1911 35 35 0
1912 52 52 0
1913 72 72 0
1914 75 75 0
1915 99 99 0
1916 103 103 0
1917 93 93 0
1918 80 80 0
1919 87 87 0
1920 80 80 0
1921 72 72 0
1922 111 111 0
1923 115 115 0
1924 123 123 0
1925 122 122 0
1926 117 117 0
1927 159 159 0
1928 616 616 0
1929 796 796 0
1930 742 742 0
1931 857 857 0
1932 1,439 1,439 0
1933 1,609 1,603 6
1934 1,884 1,874 10
1935 2,200 2,195 5
1936 2,152 2,146 6
1937 3,189 3,174 15 #76 girl name
1938 3,838 3,828 10 #64 girl name
1939 4,355 4,337 18 #51 girl name
1940 5,200 5,173 27 #45 girl name
1941 6,450 6,425 25 #40 girl name
1942 9,581 9,550 31 #28 girl name
1943 11,359 11,326 33 #24 girl name
1944 10,744 10,711 33 #24 girl name
1945 12,259 12,226 33 #22 girl name
1946 15,870 15,830 40 #19 girl name
1947 17,812 17,776 36 #18 girl name
1948 16,638 16,602 36 #19 girl name
1949 17,276 17,248 28 #19 girl name
1950 17,659 17,632 27 #16 girl name
1951 19,867 19,835 32 #15 girl name
1952 21,101 21,061 40 #16 girl name
1953 21,372 21,344 28 #17 girl name
1954 22,084 22,041 43 #17 girl name
1955 23,342 23,288 54 #14 girl name
1956 22,558 22,514 44 #15 girl name
1957 22,139 22,085 54 #17 girl name
1958 20,875 20,813 62 #18 girl name
1959 20,027 19,977 50 #19 girl name
1960 17,937 17,898 39 #22 girl name
1961 16,239 16,203 36 #26 girl name
1962 14,851 14,821 30 #26 girl name
1963 13,250 13,200 50 #31 girl name
1964 12,907 12,867 40 #32 girl name
1965 10,391 10,361 30 #40 girl name
1966 8,773 8,749 24 #45 girl name
1967 7,842 7,811 31 #44 girl name
1968 6,609 6,584 25 #51 girl name
1969 5,965 5,945 20 #61 girl name
1970 5,210 5,186 24 #70 girl name
1971 4,226 4,206 20 #83 girl name
1972 3,102 3,094 8
1973 2,621 2,604 17
1974 2,241 2,230 11
1975 1,913 1,906 7
1976 1,707 1,693 14
1977 1,656 1,646 10
1978 1,443 1,432 11
1979 1,331 1,331 0
1980 1,293 1,286 7
1981 1,282 1,271 11
1982 1,355 1,349 6
1983 1,388 1,377 11
1984 1,205 1,197 8
1985 1,174 1,169 5
1986 1,027 1,012 15
1987 902 894 8
1988 826 818 8
1989 812 803 9
1990 738 730 8
1991 715 710 5
1992 618 613 5
1993 550 543 7
1994 450 450 0
1995 440 440 0
1996 391 391 0
1997 373 373 0
1998 358 358 0
1999 304 304 0
2000 324 324 0
2001 260 260 0
2002 282 282 0
2003 252 252 0
2004 269 269 0
2005 241 241 0
2006 209 209 0
2007 226 226 0
2008 201 201 0
2009 133 133 0
2010 140 140 0
2011 127 127 0
2012 121 121 0
2013 109 109 0
2014 121 121 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Diane? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 519,070 babies born with the name Diane in the United States. That's more than enough Dianes to occupy the country of Luxembourg with an estimated population of 511,800 (as of December 31, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1898 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Diane" was in 1955 with a total of 23,288 babies. (That's a lot of baby Dianes)

According to the 1947 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Diane" ranks #14 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Illinois. Imagine that, 1,238 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1947. Across the entire United States a total of 17,812 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Diane popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Diane" mean? The list below shows the origins of Diane as well as things modernly associated with the name Diane such as celebrities named Diane.

French

Origin and Meaning of Diane

The name "Diane" is of French origin, and it means "Divine". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Diane Kruger

Diane Kruger is an actress and model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1992 to present. Diane was born in 1976 as Diane Heidkruger in Algermissen, West Germany.

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Diane Keaton

Diane Keaton is an actress, director, producer, and writer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1968 to present. Diane was born in 1946 as Diane Hall in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Diane Lane

Diane Lane is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1979 to present. Diane was born in 1965 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Diane Sawyer

Diane Sawyer is a television journalist with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1962 to present. Diane was born in 1945 as Lila Diane Sawyer in Glasgow, Kentucky, United States.

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Diane Neal

Diane Neal is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Diane was born in 1975 in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Diane Ladd

Diane Ladd is an actress, director, producer, and writer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1958 to present. Diane was born in 1932 as Rose Diane Ladner in Meridian, Mississippi, U.S.

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Alternative Meanings

D is for dazzle, the sparkle of you.

I is for impress, for impress you will.

A is for abundant, your cheer knows no bounds.

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

E is for endear, all those you touch.

Your name in reverse order is "Enaid". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Denai". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Diane born Oct 10, 1997

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Yukon approximately on 1875. Your profession was map maker, astrologer, and astronomer.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

Name poster for Diane

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