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Diana is a traditionally feminine name that is said to mean "luminous," "divine," "fertile," or even "perfect." Diana is the Roman goddess of fertility, childbirth, hunting, and the moon. Other moon-related names for girls include Altalune, Amaris, Ariel, Bianca, Callisto, Chandra, Charon, Cynthia, Deva, Dione, Elara, Larissa, Luna, Mona, Purnama, Selene, and Thebe. Other "hunter" names include Artemis (Diana's Greek goddess counterpart), Atlanta, Auryon, Bendis, Brielle, Dali, Kacela, Huntley, and Rigel. Other "fertility"-related names are Aditi, Fauna, Nona, and Rhiannon.

Famous Dianas in history and pop culture include: Diana Ross, Dianne Feinstein, Diana Krall, Diana Rigg, Diane de Poitiers, Diana Taurasi, Diana Dors, and of course the late Lady Diana Spencer, aka Princess Diana of Wales. There are also famous, albeit fictional, characters named Diana in William Shakespeare's 'All's Well That Ends Well,' Charlotte Brontes's 'Jane Eyre,' and L.M. Montgomery's 'Anne of Green Gables.'

Popularity-wise, Diana's most frequently used year was 1946, when it hit #42 on the girl names chart. However, it's been relatively popular — in the top 200 — for most of the past century. Diana's least popular year since the 1920s occurred in 2014 at #297, but since then it has begun increasing in usage once again.

Diana in quotes:

“Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.” – Princess Diana

″‘That’s a lovely idea, Diana,’ said Anne enthusiastically. ‘Living so that you beautify your name, even if it wasn’t beautiful to begin with... making it stand in people’s thoughts for something so lovely and pleasant that they never think of it by itself.‘” — 'Anne of Green Gables,' by L.M. Montgomery


French Baby Names Meaning:

In French Baby Names the meaning of the name Diana is: From the Greek goddess of the moon.

Latin Baby Names Meaning:

In Latin Baby Names the meaning of the name Diana is: Fertile. God, devine. Famous bearers: Diana was the Roman goddess of fertility and childbirth, of hunting, and the moon. The late Lady Diana Spencer, often called 'Lady Di', married British Prince Charles and became Princess Diana of Wales.

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