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Diana

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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

Fun Facts about the name Diana

  • How many people with the first name Diana have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 356,304 babies born with the first name Diana in the United States. That's more than enough people named Diana to occupy the country of Bahamas with an estimated population of 353,658 (as of May 3, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Diana? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Diana first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Diana is Monday, January 24th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Diana born? The highest recorded use of the first name Diana was in 1957 with a total of 9,428 babies. That's a lot of babies named Diana!
  • Random Diana Factoid: According to the 1960 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Diana ranks 98th in popularity as a baby girl's name in North Dakota. Imagine that, 18 babies in North Dakota have the same name as you in 1960.
  • Weird things about the name Diana: Your name in reverse order is Anaid. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Dnaia. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Diana? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,090 people with the last name Diana.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Diana? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Diana as their last name.

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Popularity of Diana as a first name

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Popularity of Diana as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Diana U.S.
  White 74.34% 64.26%
  African American 1.52% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 5.53% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 17.31% 16.26%

Of Last Name Diana

People with the last name Diana are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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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.

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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)

Borrowing from Latin Diāna, of unknown origin. Theories include relationships with Latin deus (“god”), Latin dies (“day”) and a (reconstructed) name Divia.

  1. (Roman mythology) The daughter of Latona and Jupiter, and twin sister of Apollo; the goddess of the hunt, associated wild animals and the forest or wilderness, and an emblem of chastity; the Roman counterpart of Artemis.
  2. (astronomy) Short for 78 Diana, a main belt asteroid.
  3. A female given name.

Diana was also found in the following language(s): Czech, Danish, Estonian, Faroese, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Slovak, Spanish, and Swedish

Notable Persons With the Name Diana

Diana

Diana was royalty. She holds the title Princess of Wales;Duchess of Rothesay([[#Titles, styles, Princess of Wales, and Duchess of Rothesay. Diana was born as the child of John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer, and Frances Shand Kydd on July 1st, 1961 in Park House, Sandringham, Norfolk, England. She passed away on August 31st, 1997.

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Diana Ross

Diana Ross is a singer, actress, and record producer. She holds the title No Matter What Sign You Are" and I'm Coming Out". Her most notable accomplishments were from 1959 to present. Diana was given the name Diane Ernestine Earle Ross on March 26th, 1944 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

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Nayanthara

Nayanthara is an actress and model. She was most active from 2003 to present. Nayanthara was given the name Diana Mariam Kurian on November 18th, 1984 in Bangalore.

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Diana Krall

Diana Krall is a jazz, traditional pop music, and bossa nova musician. She plays Piano, Steinway & Sons, and Vocals. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1993 to present. Diana was given the name Diana Jean Krall on November 16th, 1964 in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada.

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Diana Penty

Diana Penty is a model and actress. Her ongoing career started in 2005. Diana was born on November 2nd, 1985 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

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Diana Dors

Diana Dors was an actress. She has been prominent since 1947. Diana was given the name Diana Mary Fluck on October 23rd, 1931 in Swindon, Wiltshire, England. Diana is also known as Diana d'Ors. She passed away on May 4th, 1984.

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  • Diana Gabaldon
    (writer)
  • Diana Taurasi
    (basketball player)
  • Diana Muldaur
    (actor)
  • Diana Hyland
    (actress)
  • Naomi Judd
    (singer-songwriter)
  • Diana Hayden
    (model (people))
  • Diana Canova
    (actress)
  • Diana Damrau
    (opera singer)
  • Wynter Gordon
    (singer-songwriter)
  • Diana Vickers
    (musician)
  • Diana DeGarmo
    (singing)
  • Diana Barrymore
    (stage)
  • Diana Baumrind
    (famed human)
  • Diana DeGette
    (office holder)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Diana

Diana

Diana was royalty. She holds the title Princess of Wales;Duchess of Rothesay([[#Titles, styles, Princess of Wales, and Duchess of Rothesay. Diana was born as the child of John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer, and Frances Shand Kydd on July 1st, 1961 in Park House, Sandringham, Norfolk, England. She passed away on August 31st, 1997.

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Mike Diana

Mike Diana is a comics creator.

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Giuseppe Diana

Giuseppe Diana was a noteworthy person. Giuseppe was born on July 4th, 1958. He left this life on March 19th, 1994.

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Aimo Diana

Aimo Diana is a soccer player for the Brescia Calcio, Hellas Verona F.C., S.S.D. Parma Calcio 1913, A.S.D. Reggio Calabria, U.C. Sampdoria, U.S. Città di Palermo, Torino F.C., AC Bellinzona, A.C. Lumezzane, A.C. Trento S.C.S.D., Italy national under-21 football team, and Italy national footba. Aimo was born on January 2nd, 1978 in Brescia, Italy.

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Ed Diana

Ed Diana is a County executive, Orange County, and New York.

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Raffaele Diana

Raffaele Diana is a noteworthy human. Raffaele was born in 1953.

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What does the name Diana mean?

Dis for desire, your thoughts do aspire.

Iis for interest, you show in others.

Ais for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

Nis for nurturing, the care you provide to all

Ais for agreeable, the best side of you!

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