Tatiana

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Tatiana
GenderFemale
Origin
Word/nameRoman
MeaningRoman clan name "Tatius"
Other names
Related namesTanya, Tetiana

Tatiana (or Tatianna, also romanized as Tatyana, Tatjana, Tatijana, etc.) is a female name of Sabine-Roman origin that became widespread in Eastern Europe.

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Tatiana is a feminine, diminutive derivative of the Sabine —and later Latin— name Tatius. King Titus Tatius was the name of a legendary ruler of the Sabines, an Italic tribe living near Rome around the 8th century BC. After the Romans absorbed the Sabines, the name Tatius remained in use in the Roman world, into the first centuries of Christianity, as well as the masculine diminutive Tatianus and its feminine counterpart, Tatiana.

While the name later disappeared from Western Europe including Italy, it remained prevalent in the Hellenic world of Eastern Roman Empire, and later spread to the Byzantine-influenced Orthodox world, including Russia. In that context, it originally honored the church Saint Tatiana, who was tortured and martyred in the persecutions of the Roman Emperor Alexander Severus, circa 230 CE. St. Tatiana is patron saint of students in general and in Russia, students are celebrated on Tatiana Day, January 25. St Tatiana is also patron saint of Moscow State University.

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Tatiana Larina is the heroine of Alexander Pushkin's verse novel Eugene Onegin. The poem was and continues to be extremely popular in Russia.

The character of Tatiana Larina inspired[citation needed] the names of two Romanovs: Princess Tatiana Constantinovna of Russia and her distant cousin Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia.

Tatyana is also an important non-player character in the 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons adventure book Curse of Strahd.

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Animals[edit]

  • Tatiana (tiger), a San Francisco zoo animal who maimed and killed before being shot and killed

Variations of the name[edit]

  • Belarusian: Таццяна (Tatsiana; Łacinka: Tacciana), Diminutive: Таня (Tania), Тацянка (Tatsianka; Łacinka: Tacianka), Танечка (Taniechka; Łacinka: Taniečka)
  • Bulgarian: Татяна (Tatyana), Diminutive: Таня (Tania)
  • Catalan: Tatiana, Diminutive: Tània
  • Czech: Taťána
  • Dutch: Tanja, Tatjana (uncommon), Tania (uncommon now, only in Belgium)
  • English: Tatiana, Diminutive: Tanya, Tania, Tatty, Tattie
  • French: Tatiana, Tatianna, Tatyanna, Tatienne (uncommon), Diminutive: Tania, Tanya
  • Frisian: Tetje Anna (uncommon) Diminutive: Tet, Tetje, Tanje
  • German: Tatjana, Tanja
  • Greek: Τατιανή (Tatiani), Τατιάνα (Tatiana)
  • Hungarian: Tatjána
  • Italian: Tatiana
  • Norwegian: Tatjana
  • Polish: Tacjana
  • Portuguese: Tatiana, Tatiane, Diminutive: Tania, Tati
  • Romanian: Tatiana, Tatianna, Diminutive: Tanea
  • Russian: Татьяна (Tatijana), Diminutive: Таня (Tania), Tanichka, Tanechka, Tatianka, Taniusha, Taniushka
  • Serbian Cyrillic: Татјана
  • Slovakian: Tatiana, Diminutive: Táňa
  • Slovene: Tatjana, Diminutive: Tanja, Variants: Tatiana, Tatijana, Tatja, Tatjanca
  • Spanish: Tatiana, Diminutive: Tania, Tati
  • Ukrainian: Тетяна (Tetiana, Tetyana), Diminutive: Tetianka, Tetyanka

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