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Tatiana Gender Female Origin Word/Name Roman Meaning Roman clan name "Tatius" Other names Related names Tanya Tatiana ( Russian: Татьяна; also romanized as Tatyana, Tatjana, Tatianna, Tatijana, etc.) is a Slavic female name of Latin origin. The short form of the name is Tanya ( Russian: Таня). Origin [edit ]
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 1st century BC. 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 Moscow State University in particular and all Russian students in general. Hence, Tatiana Day is celebrated as Students' Day and is usually made the last day of an academic semester, beginning the winter holidays. Tatiana in fiction, impact of literature [edit ] Tatiana Larina is the heroine of Alexander Pushkin's celebrated novel-in-verse . The poem was and continues to be extremely popular in Russia. Eugene Onegin
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.
Marguerite Duras's novel ( Le Ravissement de Lol V. Stein ), Tatiana Karl is the heroine's childhood friend who plays a central role in Lol's later traumatic experience. The Ravishing of Lol Stein Notable people [edit ] In Christianity [edit ] In modeling [edit ] In television and films [edit ] Tatiana (singer), Mexican singer and children's television show host Tatianna, American drag queen and reality personality 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 In sports [edit ] 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 Kosintseva, International Grandmaster, chess Tatiana Lemos, Brazilian freestyle swimmer Tatyana Lesovaya, Russian discus thrower Tatjana Malek, German tennis player Tatiana Matveeva (footballer) (born 1990), Georgian footballer Tatiana Matveyeva (born 1985), Russian weightlifter Tatiana Nabieva, Russian artistic gymnast 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 Tatyana Yurchenko (born 1993), Kazakhstani middle-distance runner Jessica Long American Paralympic gold mentalist born Tatiana Olegovna Kirillova In music [edit ] Nobility [edit ] In literature and fiction [edit ] Variations of the name [edit ] Czech: Taťána Dutch: Tatjana English: Tatiana. Diminutive: Tanya, Tania, Tatty, Tattie, Tattey, Tatti, Tati, Tattee. French: Tatiana, Tatianna, Tatyanna, Tatienne (uncommon). Diminutive: Tania, Tanya. German: Tatjana Greek: Τατιανή (Tatiani), Τατιάνα (Tatiana) Hungarian: Tatjána Italian: Tatiana Japanese: タチアナ Norwegian: Tatjana Polish: Tacjana Romanian: Tatiana, Tatianna. Diminutive: Tanea Russian: Татьяна (Tatijana). Diminutive: Таня (Tania), Tanichka, Tanechka, Tatianka, Taniusha, Taniushka. Serbian: Тaтjaна 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) See also [edit ]