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519k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Diane

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Divine
  • #122 All Time
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Boys
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356k Diana (Greek)
95k Dianne (American)
10k Dionne (French)
2k Dyan (American)

How popular is the baby 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 3,188 3,173 15 #76 girl name
1938 3,838 3,828 10 #64 girl name
1939 4,357 4,339 18 #51 girl name
1940 5,199 5,172 27 #45 girl name
1941 6,451 6,426 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 15,869 15,829 40 #19 girl name
1947 17,811 17,775 36 #18 girl name
1948 16,641 16,605 36 #19 girl name
1949 17,276 17,248 28 #19 girl name
1950 17,663 17,636 27 #16 girl name
1951 19,871 19,839 32 #15 girl name
1952 21,101 21,061 40 #16 girl name
1953 21,378 21,350 28 #17 girl name
1954 22,087 22,044 43 #17 girl name
1955 23,342 23,288 54 #14 girl name
1956 22,557 22,513 44 #15 girl name
1957 22,137 22,083 54 #17 girl name
1958 20,877 20,815 62 #18 girl name
1959 20,026 19,976 50 #19 girl name
1960 17,938 17,899 39 #22 girl name
1961 16,240 16,204 36 #26 girl name
1962 14,851 14,821 30 #26 girl name
1963 13,251 13,201 50 #31 girl name
1964 12,905 12,865 40 #32 girl name
1965 10,392 10,362 30 #40 girl name
1966 8,773 8,749 24 #45 girl name
1967 7,841 7,810 31 #44 girl name
1968 6,610 6,585 25 #51 girl name
1969 5,965 5,945 20 #61 girl name
1970 5,209 5,185 24 #70 girl name
1971 4,226 4,206 20 #83 girl name
1972 3,103 3,095 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 1,330 1,330 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 1,028 1,013 15
1987 902 894 8
1988 826 818 8
1989 812 803 9
1990 738 730 8
1991 715 710 5
1992 617 612 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 305 305 0
2000 324 324 0
2001 260 260 0
2002 282 282 0
2003 252 252 0
2004 270 270 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 122 122 0
2015 92 92 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Diane baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 519,183 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 1952 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Diane" ranks #36 in popularity as a baby girl's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, 182 babies in South Carolina have the same name as you in 1952. Across the entire United States a total of 21,101 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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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.

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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Other Inspirations for the Name Diane

Diane Black
Diane Guerrero
Diane Downs
Diane Plese
Diane Rehm
Diane Von Furstenberg

Alternative Meanings

D is for diamond, the brilliance you shine.

I is for impress, for impress you will.

A is for abundant, your cheer knows no bounds.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

Your name in reverse order is "Enaid". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Inade". 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 Jan 27, 1945

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern India approximately on 1225. Your profession was shepherd, horseman, and forester.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

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