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daɪˈæn ədi·ana

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Diana, Princess Diana, Princess of Wales, Lady Diana Frances Spencernoun

    English aristocrat who was the first wife of Prince Charles; her death in an automobile accident in Paris produced intense national mourning (1961-1997)

  2. Diananoun

    (Roman mythology) virgin goddess of the hunt and the Moon; counterpart of Greek Artemis


  1. Diananoun

    The daughter of Latona and Jupiter, and twin sister of Apollo. The virgin moon goddess of the hunt, associated wild animals and the forest or wilderness, and an emblem of chastity.

  2. Diananoun

    The daughter of Latona and Jupiter, and twin sister of Apollo; the goddess of the hunt, associated wild animals and the forest or wilderness, and an emblem of chastity; the Roman counterpart of Artemis.

  3. Diananoun

    78 Diana, a main belt asteroid.

  4. Diananoun

    A female given name from Latin.

    But succeeding ages have recalled prophane names, so as now Diana, Cassandra, Hyppolytus, Venus, Lais, names of unhappy disaster are as rife, as ever they were in paganism.


  1. Diana

    Diana is a song by English-Irish boy band One Direction from their third studio album Midnight Memories (2013). It was released on 18 November 2013, a week prior to the album's release. The song debuted at number two on the Irish Singles Chart on 19 November 2013, the day after it was released; it was one of three One Direction songs in the top 10 that week, along with the album's title track "Midnight Memories" (number three) and "Story of My Life" (number six). One Direction performed the song on all two of their major concert tours: Where We Are Tour (2014) and On the Road Again Tour (2015).


  1. diana

    There are multiple possible definitions of "Diana", depending on the context: 1. In Roman mythology, Diana is the virgin goddess of hunting, wilderness, the moon, and fertility - often considered the equivalent of the Greek goddess Artemis. 2. If referring to a person, Diana can be a female first name of Latin origin, meaning "divine" or "heavenly". 3. Diana can also refer to Princess Diana, also known as Lady Diana Spencer, who was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, and mother of Princes William and Harry. She was known for her dedication to philanthropic causes and her style. 4. In photography, a Diana camera is a simple, inexpensive box camera first produced during the 1960s. Please specify if you are referring to a specific context.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Diananoun

    the daughter of Jupiter and Latona; a virgin goddess who presided over hunting, chastity, and marriage; -- identified with the Greek goddess Artemis

  2. Etymology: [L. Diana.]


  1. Diana

    In Roman mythology, Diana was the goddess of the hunt, the moon and birthing, being associated with wild animals and woodland, and having the power to talk to and control animals. She was equated with the Greek goddess Artemis, though she had an independent origin in Italy. Diana was worshipped in ancient Roman religion and is revered in Roman Neopaganism and Stregheria. Dianic Wicca, a largely feminist form of the practice, is named for her. Diana was known to be the virgin goddess of childbirth and women. She was one of the three maiden goddesses, Diana, Minerva and Vesta, who swore never to marry. Oak groves were especially sacred to her. According to mythology, Diana was born with her twin brother Apollo on the island of Delos, daughter of Jupiter and Latona. Diana made up a triad with two other Roman deities: Egeria the water nymph, her servant and assistant midwife; and Virbius, the woodland god.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Diana

    di-ā′na, or dī-an′a, n. an ancient Italian goddess of light, the moon-goddess, representative of chastity and hunting, afterwards identified with the Greek Artemis.—Diana of the Ephesians, a goddess of fertility worshipped at Ephesus.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Diana

    originally an Italian deity, dispenser of light, identified at length with the Greek goddess Artemis, and from the first with the moon; she was a virgin goddess, and spent her time in the chase, attended by her maidens; her temple at Ephesus was one of the seven wonders of the world. See Artemis.

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  1. Diana

    (Di′ana), goddess of hunting and of chastity. She was the sister of Apollo, and daughter of Jupiter and Latona. She was known among the Greeks as Diana or Phoebe, and was honored as a triform goddess. As a celestial divinity she was called Luna; as a terrestrial Diana or Dictynna; and in the infernal regions Hecate.

Who Was Who?

  1. Diana

    An ancient sportswoman who loved fox hunting hounds, and the chase without the conventionalities of a society hunt. Address: Ephesus.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. DIANA

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Diana is ranked #10416 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Diana surname appeared 3,090 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Diana.

    74.3% or 2,297 total occurrences were White.
    17.3% or 535 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    5.5% or 171 total occurrences were Asian.
    1.5% or 47 total occurrences were Black.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Diana' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3994

Anagrams for Diana »

  1. Ida'an

  2. Nadia

  3. naiad

  4. Aidan

  5. Andai

  6. danai

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Diana in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Diana in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Diana in a Sentence

  1. Elton John:

    Princess Diana was very much loved, princess Diana was a controversial figure in some respects, but not to me. I loved Princess Diana because Princess Diana did so much for AIDS and she was a great friend to me. We had a falling out, but we reconciled in the end. It was an extraordinary summer. Gianni Versace was murdered [ on July 15, 1997 ], and then Diana rang me up and we reconciled. And six weeks later, I ’m in the same house, and she’s dead. It was extraordinary, and I just could n’t believe what was going on.

  2. Spun Gold:

    One of the problems from the whole Charles and Diana years is that when Diana became the star, it became a problem for the Prince of Wales, … Crowds would shout, ‘We want Diana!’ That didn’t play well. That was one of the warnings that came out of the film to Meghan. And what I’ve noticed is that [Markle and Harry] are very much a double act. They’re always together. And I think it will be interesting to see how that plays out over the years.

  3. Louis Forsyth:

    Diana Birch went to hospital for corrective surgery and left with a life-changing injury from which Diana Birch will never recover, diana Birch led an incredibly full and active life prior to Diana Birch injury ; setting up addiction treatment and rehabilitation units in Afghanistan, hiking, dancing and training in Judo among other pastimes and pursuits.

  4. Christopher Andersen:

    The public does n’t know Prince Harry and Meghan Markle names. But Prince Harry and Meghan Markle run the show. Even the queen is sort of at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle mercy. Princess Diana’s butler, Princess Diana butler, once took Princess Diana aside and whispered, ‘ There are forces at work that we know nothing about. ’ It’s a sad situation, but it’s being created by the people that Princess Diana called the ‘ men in gray. ’.

  5. Donald Trump:

    I hope Princess Diana's looking at --- Princess Diana is really hot. Princess Diana has gained 20-25 pounds, Princess Diana looks great, there could be a love interest. I'd become King of England. King of England. I'd have to leave, I'd have to lose the New York accent quickly. See they wouldn't like my accent over there.

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