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Tatiana (Russian: Татьяна; also romanized as Tatyana, Tatjana, Tatianna, Tatijana, etc.) is a Slavic female name. The short form of the name is Tanya (Russian: Таня).
Tatiana is a female name of Sabine and Latin origin, a feminine diminutive of the Sabine-Latin name Tatius. Titus Tatius was the name of a king of the Sabines, an Italic tribe living near Rome, presumably from the 8th to the 3th century B.C. Because the Romans met with the Sabines, Tatius remained in use in Ancient Rome and during the first centuries of Christianity, as well as its diminutive Tatianus and the feminine Tatiana.
The name then disappeared in Western Europe, but remained in the Hellenic world, and later in the orthodox world, including Russia. It honors Orthodox Saint Tatiana who was tortured and martyred in the persecutions of Emperor Alexander Severus c. 230 in Rome. Saint Tatiana is also considered a patron saint of students. Hence, Tatiana Day is now an official school holiday for students in Russia.
Tatiana in fiction, impact of literature
Tatiana Larina is the heroine of Alexander Pushkin's celebrated novel-in-verse Eugene Onegin. In the poem Pushkin suggests that the name Tatiana was more common for peasants than for well-born women in the early 19th century. The poem was and continues to be extremely popular in Russia.
The character of Tatiana Larina inspired the names of two Romanovs: Princess Tatiana Constantinovna of Russia and her distant cousin Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia.
In television and films
- Tatiana (singer), Mexican singer and children's television show host
- Tatyana Ali, actress and singer
- Tatyana Dogileva, Soviet/Russian actress
- Tatiana Maslany, Canadian actress
- Taťjana Medvecká, Czech actress
- Tatiana Papamoschou, Greek actress
- Tatiana Pauhofová, Slovak actress
- Tatiana Samoilova, Soviet/Russian actress
- Tatjana Simić, Dutch actress and singer
- Tatiana Stefanidou, Greek television host
- Tatiana Vilhelmová, Czech actress
- Tatyana Alekseyeva, Russian 400 metre runner
- Tatyana Biryulina, Soviet javelin thrower
- Tathiana Garbin, Italian tennis player
- Tatiana Golovin, French tennis player of Russian origin
- Tatiana Grigorieva, Australian athlete of Russian origin
- Tatiana Gutsu, Ukrainian Olympic Gymnast
- Taťána Kocembová, Czechoslovak runner
- Tatyana Konstantinova, Russian hammer thrower
- Tatiana Lemos, Brazilian freestyle swimmer
- Tatyana Lesovaya, Russian discus thrower
- Tatjana Malek, German tennis player
- Tatiana Panova, Russian tennis player
- Tatiana Perebiynis, Ukrainian tennis player
- Tatyana Polovinskaya, Ukrainian long-distance runner
- Tatiana Poutchek, Belarusian tennis player
- Tatyana Skachko, Russian long jumper
- Tatyana Sudarikova, Kyrgyzstani javelin thrower
In literature and fiction
Variations of the name
- Czech: Taťána
- Dutch: Tatjana
- English: Tatiana. Diminutive: Tanya, Tati.
- French: Tatiana, Tatianna, Tatyanna, Tatienne (uncommon). Diminutive: Tania, Tanya.
- German: Tatjana
- Hungarian: Tatjána
- Italian: Tatiana
- Japanese: タチアナ
- Norwegian: Tatjana
- Polish: Tacjana
- Romanian: Tatiana, Tatianna. Diminutive: Tania
- Russian: Татьяна (Tatijana). Diminutive: Таня (Tania), Tanichka, Tanechka, Tatianka, Taniusha, Taniushka.
- Slovakian: Tatiana. Diminutive: Táňa
- Slovene: Tatjana. Diminutive: Tanja. Variants: Tatiana, Tatijana, Tatja, Tatjanca, Tia, Tiana, Tija, Tijana, Tjaša
- Ukrainian: Тетяна (Tetiana, Tetyana). Diminutive: Tetianka, Tetyanka
- Belarusian:Таццяна (Tatsiana)