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GenderFeminine
ScriptsΤατιανα Greek ტატიანა Georgian Татьяна Russian Татяна Bulgarian
PronouncedPron.ta-TYA-na ItalianSpanishPolish
TAH-tee-ah-nah Finnish
ta-tee-AN-ə English
ta-TYAN-ə English
tu-TYA-nə Russian
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Meaning & History

Feminine form of the Roman name Tatianus, a derivative of the Roman name TATIUS. This was the name of a 3rd-century saint who was martyred in Rome under the emperor Alexander Severus. She was especially venerated in Orthodox Christianity, and the name has been common in Russia (as Татьяна) and Eastern Europe. It was not regularly used in the English-speaking world until the 1980s.
VariantsTatjana Finnish Tatjana German Tatianna, Tatyanna English Tatyana Russian Tatyana Bulgarian
DiminutivesTânia Portuguese Taina Finnish Tiana, Tianna English Tanya Russian
Masculine FormTatianus Ancient Roman
Other Languages & CulturesLatanya African American Tatjana, Tanja Croatian Taťána Czech Tatienne French Tatjana Latvian Tatjana Lithuanian Tatjana, Tanja Macedonian Tatjana, Tanja Serbian Tatjana, Tanja, Tjaša Slovene
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19th-century icon depicting Saint Tatiana19th-century icon depicting Saint Tatiana

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Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute