The name Deanna ranked 354th in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of 2000-2003 Social Security Administration statistics and 261st in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
This name is highly rated in the 1990 U.S. Census popularity survey of all ages, but after 1960 does not appear in the state data listing the most popular baby names.
This was one of the names of the ancient Roman moon goddess, equivalent to the Greek goddess Artemis. She was also goddess of the hunt and of chastity. Like most deities, she was called by several names, including Cynthia and Delia.
The Latinate form of this name, Diana, was borne by the late Princess of Wales. The outpouring of affectionate grief that marked her passing could find further expression in the naming of baby Dianas well into the new century.