Diane Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Diane:
Derived from the Latin Diviana, which is from divus (divine). The name is borne in Roman mythology by the virgin goddess of the moon and of hunting.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Di, Di-di, Dee, Dee Dee, Addie.
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The Roman goddess of the moon and the hunt, forests, fertility, and the hunt who is most often depicted holding a bow and arrows (also known as Artemis).
Alternative spellings: Dian, Dyan, Dianne, Diana, Dianna
- Famous real-life people named Diane
Diane de Poitiers (1499-1566), French noblewoman and courtesan
Diane Keaton, American actress
Diane Kruger, German actress (Troy, Inglourious Basterds)
Diane Sawyer, American newscaster
Diane Lane, American actress
Diane Rehm, WAMU radio host
Diane Schurr, jazz musician
Diane Ladd, actress ("Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore")
Diane von Fürstenberg, clothing designer
Diane Disney, Walt Disney's daughter
Diane Warren, American songwriter
Diane Arbus, American photographer
- Diane in song, story & screen
"Diane," song by The Bachelors
"Diane," theme song from the film "Seventh Heaven" 1937, starring Simone Simon and Jimmy Stewart
"Diane," Side B of an LP by Montovani @1930's; side A song was "Charmaine."
Diane, character on TV's "Episodes"
Diane Nixon, main character in 2011 film "The Good Doctor"
Diane, character (played by Catherine Keener, portraying daughter of Jane Fonda's character) in the 2011 film "Peace, Love, and Misunderstanding"
"Jack and Diane," song by John Cougar Mellencamp
"Jack and Diane," 2012 film
"Oh Diane," song by Fleetwood Mac
"Little Diane" by Dion
"My Diane," song by the Beach Boys
"Diane," song by Guster, also The Bachelors, (Miles Davis on 2 albums)
Diane Chambers, lead character of television series "Cheers," played by Shelley Long
Diane Farrow, in the 1992 film "Love Potion No. 9"
Diane Barrows, in the 1995 film "It Takes Two"
Character in 1930 movie "Seventh Heaven"
"Diane," 1956 film about Diane de Poitiers, with Lana Turner
Pinkamena "Diane" Pie, character in animated series "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic"
Diane, the sin of envy in the anime "The Seven Deadly Sins."
Diane Weston, main character from movie Sugar and Spice