Name: Diana

Origin and Meaning of the Name Diana

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    (dy AN ah)
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    Dutch, English, Estonian, German, Spanish and Armenian speaking countries
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    Diana is derived from either an Indo-European root meaning "divine," or from the Latin "diviana," though neither theory is particularly well-sourced.

    Diana was the Roman goddess of the moon who eventually took on the huntress identity of the Greek goddess Artemis. Diana was a patron of virgins, forests, and hunters.

    The name is particularly associated with Diana Spenser, the Princess of Wales - the first wife of Prince Charles - who died in a car crash in 1997. Other notable bearers include singer Diana Ross and actresses Diana Dors and Diana Rigg.

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