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Diane

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519k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
329
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Diane

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

Wiktionary

An anglicization of the French form of Diana.

  1. A female given name. Popular in the middle of the 20th century.

Diane was also found in the following language(s): French

Notable Persons Named Diane

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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Diane Kruger is an actress and model. She was most prominent from 1992 to present. Diane was given the name Diane Heidkrüger on July 15th, 1976 in Algermissen.

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Diane Keaton is an actress, director, producer, and writer. She has been prominent since 1968. Diane was given the name Diane Hall on January 5th, 1946 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Diane Lane is an actress and actor. She was most prominent from 1979 to present. Diane was born as the child of Colleen Farrington on January 22nd, 1965 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Diane Guerrero is an actress. She has been prominent since 2011. Diane was born on July 21st, 1986 in New Jersey, United States.

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Diane Arbus was an artist. Diane was given the name Diane Nemerov on March 14th, 1923 in New York City, New York, U.S. She died on July 26th, 1971.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Diane

Alela Diane is an indie folk, americana (music), and psychedelic folk singing and songwriter. She plays Guitar and Vocals. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2003 to present. Alela was given the name Alela Diane Menig on April 20th, 1983 in Nevada City, California, U.S.

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She holds the title Duchess of Württemberg. Princess was born as the child of Henri, Count of Paris, and Princess Isabelle of Orléans-Braganza on March 24th, 1940 in Petrópolis.

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Amara Diané is a soccer player for the ASEC Mimosas, US Roye-Noyon, Stade de Reims, RC Strasbourg Alsace, Paris Saint-Germain F.C., Al-Rayan SC, Al-Gharafa Sports Club, Al-Nasr Dubai SC, Al Dhafra FC, A.F.C. Tubize, and Ivory Coast national football team. Amara was born on August 19th, 1982 in Abidjan.

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He left this life in 1985.

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Taifour Diané is a soccer player for the Horoya AC, Colorado Foxes, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Borussia Mönchengladbach, FC 08 Homburg, FC Saarbrücken, Alemannia Aachen, SV Elversberg, Borussia Neunkirchen, and Guinea national football team. Taifour was born on November 1st, 1972 in Kankan.

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Mounir Diane is a soccer player for the RC Lens, SC Bastia, R.A.E.C. Mons, and Morocco national football team. Mounir was born on May 16th, 1982 in Ouled Abbou, Morocco.

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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 8 8 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 160 160 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 1,883 1,873 10
1935 2,201 2,196 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 4,357 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 12,258 12,225 33 #22 girl name
1946 15,870 15,830 40 #19 girl name
1947 17,810 17,774 36 #18 girl name
1948 16,641 16,605 36 #19 girl name
1949 17,278 17,250 28 #19 girl name
1950 17,663 17,636 27 #16 girl name
1951 19,872 19,840 32 #15 girl name
1952 21,104 21,064 40 #16 girl name
1953 21,377 21,349 28 #17 girl name
1954 22,089 22,046 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 20,876 20,814 62 #18 girl name
1959 20,024 19,974 50 #19 girl name
1960 17,939 17,900 39 #22 girl name
1961 16,241 16,205 36 #26 girl name
1962 14,851 14,821 30 #26 girl name
1963 13,250 13,200 50 #31 girl name
1964 12,909 12,869 40 #32 girl name
1965 10,392 10,362 30 #40 girl name
1966 8,774 8,750 24 #45 girl name
1967 7,843 7,812 31 #44 girl name
1968 6,610 6,585 25 #51 girl name
1969 5,965 5,945 20 #61 girl name
1970 5,210 5,186 24 #70 girl name
1971 4,225 4,205 20 #83 girl name
1972 3,103 3,095 8
1973 2,621 2,604 17
1974 2,240 2,229 11
1975 1,915 1,908 7
1976 1,707 1,693 14
1977 1,656 1,646 10
1978 1,444 1,433 11
1979 1,330 1,330 0
1980 1,294 1,287 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 716 711 5
1992 616 611 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
2016 101 101 0

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Popularity of Diane as a first name

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Popularity of Diane as a last name

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Common last names for Diane

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Moore
  • Martin
  • Anderson
  • Wilson
  • Taylor
  • Harris
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  • White
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Diane U.S.
  White 40.43% 64.26%
  African American 55.62% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.43% 16.26%

Of Last Name Diane

People with the last name Diane are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Diane

  • How Popular is the name Diane? Diane is the 122nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Diane was the 61,123rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Diane have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 519,299 babies born with the first name Diane in the United States. That's more than enough people named Diane to occupy the country of Luxembourg with an estimated population of 511,800 (as of December 31, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Diane? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1898 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Diane first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Diane is Thursday, December 9th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Diane born? The highest recorded use of the first name Diane was in 1955 with a total of 23,288 babies. That's a lot of babies named Diane!
  • Random Diane Factoid: According to the 1963 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Diane ranks 64th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Kentucky. Imagine that, 119 babies in Kentucky have the same name as you in 1963.
  • Weird things about the name Diane: Your name in reverse order is Enaid. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eadni. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Diane? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 329 people with the last name Diane.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Diane? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Diane as their last name since less than 1 person in 909k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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