Diane

Diane - A very unique female name



  Dec 07,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Diane, meaning divine, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #661. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Diane and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Diane? 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 Diane. The baby girl name Diane was given to 69 baby girls in 2012, ranking #1737 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 20,482 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Diane peaked in popularity 64 years ago in 1955 on position 14.



Famous with this name

Diane Ruggiero
Diane Kruger
Diane Sellers


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Diane is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Diane is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #1,071 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #2,595.

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 Diane is where you live.


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Diane origin and meaning

Diane is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means divine. To see famous people named Diane, pop culture references for the name Diane and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Diane

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

Donna / Diana / 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
20121737
20111705
20101547
20091788
20081233
20071156
20061172
20051034
2004905
2003914
2002854
2001910
2000723
1999750
1998656
1997605
1996595
1995555
1994544
1993474
1992421
1991370
1990362
1989319
1988309
1987276
1986258
1985224
1984218
1983192
1982201
1981206
1980201
1979201
1978181
1977164
1976155
1975142
1974129
1973115
1972104
197183
197070
196961
196851
196744
196645
196540
196432
196331
196226
196126
196022
195919
195818
195717
195615
195514
195417
195317
195216
195115
195016
194919
194819
194718
194619
194522
194424
194324
194228
194140
194045
193951
193864
193776
1936112
1935108
1934124
1933134
1932144
1931212
1930227
1929220
1928261
1927565
1926705
1925722
1924685
1923705
1922686
1921925
1920801
1919691
1918795
1917700
1916662
1915657
1914674
1913624
1912647
1911784
1910661

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California1071
Ohio1267
New York1402
North Carolina1412
Illinois1491
Florida1779
Texas2595

Even more about Diane


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 Diane 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 Diane?

2 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
1955
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Diane
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 20,482
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +69

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