Tatiana (Russian: Татьяна; also romanized as Tatyana, Tatjana, Tatianna, Tatijana, etc.) is a female name of Latin origin. The short form of the name is Tanya (Russian: Таня). Also Taunia, Tawnya, etc.
Tatiana is a female name ; of Sabine and Latin origin, a feminine derivative 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, the name 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
- Saint Tatiana, 3rd-century Christian martyr
- Tatiana Cotliar, Argentine model
- Tatiana Dante, fashion model and America's Next Top Model Cycle 4 candidate
- Taťána Kuchařová, Czech model, Miss World 2006
- Tatjana Patitz, German model
- Tatiana Sorokko, Russian model
In television and films
- 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
- Tatyana Alekseyeva, Russian 400 metre runner
- Tatyana Biryulina, Soviet javelin thrower
- Tatyana Fomina (born 1954), Estonian chess player
- 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
- Tatiana Kyriushyna (born 1989), Ukrainian handball player
- Jessica Long American Paralympic gold medalist born Tatiana Olegovna Kirillova
- Taťána Kocembová, Czechoslovak runner
- Tatyana Konstantinova, Russian hammer thrower
- Tatiana Kosintseva, International Grandmaster, chess
- Tatiana Kosheleva, Russian Volleyball Player
- 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
- Tatiana Borodina, Russian opera soprano
- Tatiana Bulanova, Russian pop singer
- Tatiana Cameron, Croatian-born pop singer (formerly known as "Tajci")
- Tatiana von Fürstenberg, daughter of Prince Egon and Princess Diane Von Fürstenberg; singer in the band Playdate
- Tatiana DeMaria, English musician
- Tatiana Okupnik, Polish singer, based in London
- Tatyana Ryzhkova, Belarusian classical guitarist
- Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia (1897 - 1918), the second daughter of Emperor Nicholas II Romanov and Empress Alexandra Feodorovna (Alix of Hesse).
- Princess Tatiana Radziwiłł (born 1939), daughter of Princess Eugénie of Greece and Denmark.
In literature and other fiction
- Tatyana Tolstaya, modern Russian writer, granddaughter of Aleksei Tolstoy
- Tatiana Larina, the love interest in Alexander Pushkin's celebrated novel-in-verse Eugene Onegin
- Tatiana Romanova, James Bond's love interest in the 1963 movie From Russia with Love'
- Tatiana Taylor, character in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet
- Tatiana Wisla, character in the anime series Last Exile
- Tatiana de Rosnay, an author of the fiction "Sarah's Key"
- fr:Tatiana Metanova, character in Paullina Simons "Bronze Horseman"
- Princess Tatiana, from an episode of The Lion King's Timon and Pumbaa (Once Upon a Timon.)
- Tatiana, a physical therapist in "Kingdom"
- Tatiana (tiger), a zoo animal who maimed and killed before being shot and killed herself
Variations of the name
- Bulgarian: Татяна (Tatyana), Diminutive: Таня (Tania)
- Catalan: Tatiana. Diminutive: Tània
- Chinese: 塔蒂亚娜 (Tǎdìyànà)
- 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 (Tachiana)
- Korean: 타티야나 (Tatiyana)
- 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
- Spanish: Tatiana. Diminutive: Tania
- Ukrainian: Тетяна (Tetiana, Tetyana). Diminutive: Tetianka, Tetyanka
- Belarusian:Таццяна (Tatsiana). Diminutive: Таня (Tania), Тацянка (Tatsianka), Танечка (Taniechka)
- Brazilian:Tatiana, Tatiane