Diana (name)

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Diana was the Roman goddess of the Hunt.
Gender female
Word/name mythological
Meaning heavenly, divine
Other names
Related names Diane, Dianna

Diana or Diane is a feminine given name probably derived from an Indo-European root word referring to the divine. It is the name of the Roman goddess Diana, the goddess of the hunt, forests, and childbirth.[1] The French form of the name is Diane. In Persian Diana means "supplier (messenger) of beneficence and wellness".[2] Diana has consistently ranked among the top 200 names used for girls born in the United States since the 1930s. It was the 107th most popular name for baby girls born in the United States in 2007. It was the 96th most common name for girls and women in the United States in the 1990 census. Diana ranks among the 100 most popular names for baby girls born in Hungary, Spain, and Ukraine, where it was among the top 10 most popular names for baby girls born in 2008.[3][4]

It may refer to:


Fictional people[edit]

  • Diana (Dyosa), a character in Dyosa
  • Diana (MÄR), a major antagonist in the manga and anime series MÄR
  • Diana (Sailor Moon), a fictional character in the Japanese anime Sailor Moon
  • Diana (V TV series), the main antagonist in the 1980s science fiction TV franchise V
  • Diana A, fictional mecha, Mazinger Z sidekick, after the demise of Aphrodite A
  • Diana Barry, a character in L. M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables
  • Diana Lombard, one of the main characters in the French-Canadian animated series Martin Mystery
  • Diana Prince, the secret identity of the DC Comics superhero Wonder Woman
  • Diana, Scorn of the Moon, a playable champion character in the action real-time strategy video game League of Legends
  • Diana the Acrobat, from the Dungeons & Dragons animated series

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