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Origin of the name DIANA.
Etymology of the name DIANA.
Meaning of the baby name DIANA.


DIANA.  Popularly rendered simply "goddess," this is actually the feminine form of Latin Dianus (q.v.), meaning "divine gate" or "gate to heaven."  Diana and Dianus are contracted forms of Diva Jana and Divus Janus, ancient divinities of the moon and sun. (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884).  Usage:  America, Argentina, Australia, Bosnia, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Ecuador, England, Germany, Great Britain, Holland, Ireland, Jordan (ديانا), Italy, Lebanon (ديانا), Mexico, Panama, Portugal, Romania, Russia (Диа́на), Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Wales.
    Diana, Princess of Wales (d. 1997), was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales.  Diana Ross, an American actress and singer.  Diana Athill, a British literary editor, memoirist, and novelist.  Diana Karazon, an Arabic pop singer.  Diana Dondoe, a Romanian model.  Diana Scultori Ghisi, aka Diana Mantovana (d. 1612), was an Italian artist. (Wiki)

Diana—from Diva Jana, an old Latin deity, who, in conjunction with Divus Janus, ruled over the day and night = the sun and moon.  In the course of ages she became identified with the Greek Artemis, was installed in the temple at Ephesus, exchanged Janus for Apollo, and finally appropriated the silver bow as her symbol.  The name first took hold of the French fancy in the Middle Ages, and thence travelled to England, where it became very fashionable amongst the nobility, and is still occasionally met with. (Girls' Christian Names, Swan, 1905).


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