Diana

Diana - A very unique female name



  Mar 25,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Diana, meaning divine, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #609. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Diana and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Diana? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Diana. The baby girl name Diana was given to 1,256 baby girls in 2012, ranking #250 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,125 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Diana peaked in popularity 73 years ago in 1946 on position 42.



Famous with this name

Diana Rigg
Diana Pang
Diana Pozharskaya


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Diana is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Diana is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #133 - and is the least popular in Louisiana at position #957.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Diana is where you live.


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Diana origin and meaning

Diana is a 5 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means divine. To see famous people named Diana, pop culture references for the name Diana and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Diana

We've found the following names that sound similar to Diana, sorted by popularity.

Donna / Diane / Dawn / Dana / Deanna / Dianne / Dianna / Dena / Dina / Deana /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012250
2011204
2010190
2009168
2008138
2007107
2006120
2005100
200490
2003108
2002118
2001103
2000109
1999102
199883
199797
1996107
1995106
199498
199395
1992103
1991104
199099
198986
198885
198785
198675
198574
198472
198369
198264
198175
1980118
1979111
1978102
1977101
1976101
1975100
197487
197385
197283
197182
197089
196980
196871
196765
196664
196564
196463
196362
196257
196156
196053
195949
195845
195743
195656
195555
195457
195355
195251
195150
195047
194948
194848
194748
194642
194543
194460
194362
194268
194199
1940117
1939140
1938151
1937157
1936204
1935211
1934205
1933229
1932247
1931277
1930269
1929282
1928349
1927381
1926406
1925398
1924441
1923410
1922420
1921476
1920458
1919481
1918494
1917575
1916550
1915521
1914467
1913500
1912501
1911517
1910609

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California133
Nevada136
New York162
Washington185
Massachusetts194
New Jersey194
Illinois203
Texas211
Virginia211
North Carolina219
District of Columbia226
Maryland261
Florida264
Arizona268
Georgia279
Minnesota291
Colorado297
Tennessee327
Nebraska347
Alabama350
Oregon366
Michigan372
Connecticut380
Utah448
Missouri448
Kentucky450
Pennsylvania456
New Mexico471
Indiana479
South Carolina486
Kansas518
Wisconsin525
Arkansas535
Ohio649
Oklahoma722
Louisiana957

Even more about Diana


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Diana a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Diana?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1946
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Diana
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 1,125
Letter count 5
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +1,256

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