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This is also a Cherokee name, sometimes considered a Cherokee variant of Diana. It has also been purpurted to mean Beautiful Soul or something similar in Cherokee (the pronunciation is different, usually TI-AW-NA).
-- tupeupe  5/27/2005
I named my daughter Tiana as a short form of Gratiana, which I found in a baby book, derived from Italian for "thankful" or "grace".
-- Anonymous User  7/20/2005
Tiana has origins in Greek, meaning "princess".
-- Anonymous User  9/3/2005
I don't believe that "anonymous user" is correct about Tiana being Greek for "princess."

It is true, of course, that Tiana could be short for other names besides Christiana. In addition to Gratiana, there is also Tatiana. Tiana is indeed also the Cherokee form of Diana, but I'd be cautious about accepting the other "purported" Cherokee derivation without further evidence.
-- clevelandkentevans  9/22/2005
Actually the Greek meaning for Tia is princess, and the Greek meaning for Tiana is highest beauty!
-- jrae5387  1/9/2006
Tiana has multiple different pronunciations. The three that I am aware of are:
Tea -aw -na,
Tea- anna
and
Tie -anna.
-- Princess Chey  4/25/2006
It reminds me of "Tiara" but on the whole is a very lovely name!
-- Anonymous User  10/8/2006
Tiana is the name of the first black princess Disney has ever made. Her movie is coming out in about a year or two (I think).
-- bibi66  6/24/2007
Also used in Slovenia, but slightly less popular than Tijana.
-- earthnut  7/3/2007
It strikes me as a bit of a borderline trashy name. I see this name on superficial, ditzy girls.
-- slight night shiver  5/10/2008
I named my daughter after my mother whose name was Tia but I thought it important that she have her own name and identity so Tiana was perfect. I've only heard the name a few times and only after she was born did I notice. To me this name is beauty, a sense of love and strength.
-- Nicole9425  2/20/2009
Teyona Anderson, ANTM Cyle 12 winner. Her name is pronounced TEE-yawn-NA.
-- mattaliano  1/14/2010
The name of Disney's first black princess. I took my nieces to see this movie, and I was extremely impressed with her. She is strong, smart, extremely hard-working, and willing and able to stand up for herself and the people she loves. I read somewhere that she was originally going to be named Maddy, and I'm so glad they went with Tiana instead, it's so much prettier and suits her much better! Tiana is voiced by the wonderful Anika Noni Rose.
-- britto08  1/15/2010
Since the Disney movie came out, this name is already so popular that it has brought forth a range of variant spellings.
-- keepitreal  1/8/2011
Tiana is also the Maori version of "Diana". It's a transliteration from the original English into Maori (like many Maori names such as Hemi for James)... or so my Maori father told me when he called me Tiana!
-- tiana q  10/4/2011
Cheap, tacky, and bogan (as we say in Australia). There was a baby Tiana in the park today along with a pretentious obnoxious mother.
-- Anonymous User  4/6/2014

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