Tatiana

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Tatiana
Pronunciationtaht ee AHN ah
GenderFemale
Origin
Word/NameRoman
MeaningRoman clan name "Tatius"
Other names
Related namesTanya
 
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Tatiana
Pronunciationtaht ee AHN ah
GenderFemale
Origin
Word/NameRoman
MeaningRoman clan name "Tatius"
Other names
Related namesTanya

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).

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Origin

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.

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Variations of the name

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