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Roman clan name "Tatius"
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).
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.
Greek: Τατιανή (Tatiani), Τατιάνα (Tatiana)
Hungarian: Tatjána Italian: Tatiana
Romanian: Tatiana, Tatianna. Diminutive: Tanea 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
See also [ edit ]