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Diana

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519k Diane (French)
95k Dianne (American)
10k Dionne (French)
2k Dyan (American)

How popular is the baby name Diana in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 10 10 0
1881 7 7 0
1882 8 8 0
1883 10 10 0
1884 15 15 0
1885 13 13 0
1886 13 13 0
1887 16 16 0
1888 6 6 0
1889 20 20 0
1890 13 13 0
1891 16 16 0
1892 20 20 0
1893 24 24 0
1894 23 23 0
1895 23 23 0
1896 30 30 0
1897 18 18 0
1898 27 27 0
1899 31 31 0
1900 29 29 0
1901 23 23 0
1902 36 36 0
1903 26 26 0
1904 36 36 0
1905 31 31 0
1906 38 38 0
1907 35 35 0
1908 55 55 0
1909 44 44 0
1910 55 55 0
1911 56 56 0
1912 86 86 0
1913 101 101 0
1914 152 152 0
1915 157 157 0
1916 159 159 0
1917 149 149 0
1918 209 209 0
1919 213 213 0
1920 232 232 0
1921 242 242 0
1922 267 267 0
1923 284 284 0
1924 276 276 0
1925 304 304 0
1926 325 320 5
1927 351 351 0
1928 408 408 0
1929 538 538 0
1930 564 564 0
1931 538 538 0
1932 660 660 0
1933 729 729 0
1934 860 860 0
1935 809 804 5
1936 834 834 0
1937 1,334 1,334 0
1938 1,466 1,466 0
1939 1,719 1,712 7
1940 2,207 2,193 14
1941 2,557 2,543 14 #100 girl name
1942 3,870 3,856 14 #68 girl name
1943 4,353 4,337 16 #62 girl name
1944 4,318 4,309 9 #60 girl name
1945 6,064 6,048 16 #43 girl name
1946 7,560 7,542 18 #42 girl name
1947 7,635 7,621 14 #48 girl name
1948 7,727 7,702 25 #48 girl name
1949 7,548 7,533 15 #48 girl name
1950 7,462 7,444 18 #47 girl name
1951 7,405 7,395 10 #50 girl name
1952 7,410 7,392 18 #51 girl name
1953 7,463 7,442 21 #55 girl name
1954 7,639 7,627 12 #57 girl name
1955 7,864 7,846 18 #55 girl name
1956 7,859 7,850 9 #56 girl name
1957 9,454 9,428 26 #43 girl name
1958 9,176 9,160 16 #45 girl name
1959 8,655 8,634 21 #49 girl name
1960 8,348 8,330 18 #53 girl name
1961 8,211 8,189 22 #56 girl name
1962 7,869 7,839 30 #57 girl name
1963 7,331 7,314 17 #62 girl name
1964 7,086 7,069 17 #63 girl name
1965 5,945 5,930 15 #64 girl name
1966 5,512 5,502 10 #64 girl name
1967 5,360 5,340 20 #65 girl name
1968 5,010 4,992 18 #71 girl name
1969 4,550 4,533 17 #80 girl name
1970 4,391 4,375 16 #89 girl name
1971 4,231 4,213 18 #82 girl name
1972 3,561 3,547 14 #83 girl name
1973 3,533 3,520 13 #85 girl name
1974 3,532 3,512 20 #87 girl name
1975 2,932 2,915 17 #100 girl name
1976 2,771 2,757 14
1977 2,863 2,847 16 #100 girl name
1978 2,903 2,884 19
1979 2,791 2,779 12
1980 2,631 2,616 15
1981 3,993 3,970 23 #75 girl name
1982 4,457 4,424 33 #63 girl name
1983 4,068 4,037 31 #69 girl name
1984 4,006 3,965 41 #72 girl name
1985 3,719 3,684 35 #74 girl name
1986 3,697 3,664 33 #75 girl name
1987 3,388 3,352 36 #85 girl name
1988 3,513 3,485 28 #85 girl name
1989 3,731 3,685 46 #86 girl name
1990 3,573 3,544 29 #98 girl name
1991 3,372 3,340 32
1992 3,276 3,249 27
1993 3,422 3,389 33 #94 girl name
1994 3,405 3,367 38 #98 girl name
1995 3,180 3,165 15
1996 2,957 2,951 6
1997 3,594 3,583 11 #97 girl name
1998 3,863 3,854 9 #83 girl name
1999 3,339 3,327 12
2000 3,174 3,165 9
2001 3,195 3,195 0
2002 2,916 2,905 11
2003 3,163 3,148 15
2004 3,567 3,554 13 #90 girl name
2005 3,162 3,156 6 #100 girl name
2006 2,840 2,840 0
2007 3,186 3,181 5
2008 2,453 2,444 9
2009 1,943 1,943 0
2010 1,621 1,621 0
2011 1,543 1,543 0
2012 1,283 1,283 0
2013 1,174 1,174 0
2014 1,090 1,090 0
2015 1,081 1,081 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Diana baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 356,304 babies born with the name Diana in the United States. That's more than enough Dianas to occupy the country of Bahamas with an estimated population of 353,658 (as of May 3, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 10 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Diana" was in 1957 with a total of 9,428 babies. (That's a lot of baby Dianas)

According to the 1952 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Diana" ranks #40 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Missouri. Imagine that, 249 babies in Missouri have the same name as you in 1952. Across the entire United States a total of 7,410 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 "Diana" mean? The list below shows the origins of Diana as well as things modernly associated with the name Diana such as celebrities named Diana.

Origin and Meaning of Diana

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

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Di*a"na
The daughter of Jupiter and Latona; a virgin goddess who presided over hunting, chastity, and marriage; -- identified with the Greek goddess Artemis.

Etymology: L. Diana

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (Roman mythology) virgin goddess of the hunt and the Moon; counterpart of Greek Artemis
  2. English aristocrat who was the first wife of Prince Charles; her death in an automobile accident in Paris produced intense national mourning (1961-1997)

Diana Ross

Diana Ross is a singer, actress, and record producer specializing in R&B, soul, disco, and jazz music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1959 to present. Diana was born in 1944 as Diana Ernestine Earle Ross in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

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Diana Rigg

Diana Rigg is an actress. Diana was born in 1938 as Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg in Doncaster, Yorkshire, England.

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Diana Krall

Diana Krall is a singer, pianist, and songwriter specializing in jazz, traditional pop, and bossa nova music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1993 to present. Diana was born in 1964 as Diana Jean Krall in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada.

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Diana Taurasi

Diana Taurasi is a basketball biography. Diana was born in 1982 in Glendale, California.

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Nayanthara

Nayanthara is an actress and model with the most prominent portion of their career being from 2 to present. Nayanthara was born in 1984 as Diana Mariam Kurian in Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

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Cynthia Klitbo

Cynthia Klitbo is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1984 to present. Cynthia was born in 1967 as Diana Cynthia Klitbo in Zacatecas, Zacatecas, Mexico.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Diana

Diana Build
Diana Counter
Diana Degette
Diana Gabaldon
Diana Nyad

Alternative Meanings

D is for delight, a surprise from within.

I is for impressive, your list of qualities.

A is for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

N is for nice, need I say more?

A is for admirable, you certainly are!

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

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Past life for Diana born Nov 14, 1944

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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 Mongolia approximately on 950. Your profession was entertainer, musician, poet, and temple-dancer.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop self-love and ability to implant hope into hearts of people. Ambition - is not everything. True wealth is buried in your soul.

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