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Diana (F)>

Diana (female)

Variants:Deanne (F) Dian (F) Diane (F) Dianne (F) Dinah (F) Dionne (F) Dyan (F)
Diminutive(s):Di (F)
Pet Name(s):Die (F)
Can be spelt:Deana (F) Deanna (F)
Source(s): FreeCEN 1841 Census of Aberdeenshire
"Scottish Forenames" - Donald Whyte, FGH, FSG

English from the Roman "moon goddess", equivalent to Greek Artemis. NT Acts 19:35.

Although introduced into the UK as early as the Renaissance, Diana occurs very infrequently in the 1841 Census of Aberdeenshire. Such spelling variations as occur would be found using Soundex.

Dinah is often taken as a variant of Diana although this is a misapprehension as the two names are from very different sources.