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Gender: Female Origin of Tatiana: Russian from Latin family name Tatiana's Popularity in 2017: #700

The name Tatiana is a girl's name of Russian origin. Tatiana is ranked #700 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Badass Princess Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Book Title Family Name Game".

From the experts:

Tatiana, long popular in Russia and starting to catch on here, is a delicate, balletic name that carries a touch of the exotic. Fresher than other Russian choices such as Natasha and Sasha, Tatiana is an underused beauty.

The name comes from that of an ancient Sabine king, Titus Tatius, who ruled Rome with Romulus.

Saint Tatiana, a third century martyr, is venerated in the Eastern Orthodox Church. Grand Duchess Tatiana Romanova, was one of the ill-fated daughters of the last Russian Tsar, Nicholas II.

Also translated as Tatyana, the name appears in Alexander Pushkin's verse novel Eugene Onegin and the opera based on it, and it was used by Chekhov as well.

Tatiana Kennedy Schlossberg is the daughter of Caroline Kennedy, and it is currently chic in France.

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Famous People Named Tatiana

Tatiana Nikolaevna Romanova, Grand Duchess of Russia
Tatiana Ellinka Blatnik, Princess consort of Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark
Tatiana Constantinovna Bagration-Mukhransky, Princess of Russia
Tatiana Santo Domingo, Colombian fashion designer and socialite; wife of Andrea Casiraghi
Tatiana Louise Ursula Therese Elsa, Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
Tatiana Maria Renata Eugenia Elisabeth Margarete, Princess Radziwiłł
Tatiana Gabriele Maslany, Canadian actress
Tatiana Troyannos, American operatic mezzo-soprano
Tatiana Konstantinivna Gutsu, Romanian gymnast
Tatiana Poutchek, Belorussian tennis player
Tatiana Golovin, French tennis player
Tatiana Vladimirovna Gorb, Russian painter
Tatiana Vladimirovna Kopnina, Russian painter
Tatiana Urayevna Panova, Russian tennis player
Tatiana Yurevna Perebiynis, Ukrainian tennis player
Tatiana Guderzo, Italian cyclist
Tatiana Andreyеvna Volosozhar, Russian figure skater
Tatiana Celia Kennedy Schlossberg, American journalist; daughter of ambassador Caroline Kennedy and Ed Schlossberg; granddaughter of U.S. President John F. Kennedy
Tatiana Desirée (b. 1971), Princess von Furstenberg, daughter of designer Diane von Furstenberg
Thalia Tatiana Eugenie Lily Marie Fuchaud (b. 2008), daughter of Alexis Fruchaud; granddaughter of Princess Tatiana Radziwiłł

Pop Culture References for the name Tatiana

Queen Tatiana in the Fairy Path series
Tatiana Ivashkov, in the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead
Tatiana, Joe's girlfriend in "The Game Plan"
Tatiana Blackthorn, character in Cassandra Clare's Infernal Devices
Queen Tatiana in the Rainbow Magic children's book series by Daisy Meadows

Tatiana's International Variations

Tanja (German) Taina (Scandinavian)


eltytan Says:


Please do not name your daughter Tatiana without making yourself aware of the 2019 song "Thotiana" and deciding if it's something she'll have to deal with when she's older. Hopefully the song/reference will fade into obscurity quickly, but I personally could never use the name after hearing this song.

oliviamcdonald Says:


I knew a Tatiana who went by Tat. I like Tia, Tani or just Tee.

mamanmia Says:


i like nn Tilly, though is a bit of a stretch

it'snicole! Says:


Cute name that has a unique ring. Only downside for me is that in Romanian, "tati" means "daddy". My foreign family would definitely laugh at that :). Not a problem if you're not Romanian, i guess.

lindseylou89 Says:


I read a book about the Romanov's which included diary entries and I fell in love with Tatiana. Olga was the smartest, Tatiana was the prettiest and took care of the family when it was all falling apart, Maria was the chubby sweet girl (in the 1900 era standards, in today's she would've been a model ;) ), and then Anastasia was the little playful girl. I wish I could've got to know them or saved them, they were so young and caught up in politics just because they were born into it, no choice, so stupid how humans can be. Anyways, I would like to use Tatiana for middle name because of the length, plus I live in Kentucky and people would probably look at me weird. Lol

Jessica Says:


My daughter's name is Tatiana and we call her Tia

EW314 Says:


I love this name, and the "tatty" syllable is actually my favourite bit! I'd use Tatty as a nickname - I think it's really sweet and spunky.

With Love From Russia Says:


My name is Tatiana, I'm from Russia :) Short name is Tanya, tender nickname is Tanechka or Tanusha :)

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Imnotputtingmynameonline Says:


It is Pronounced Ta- tee-aun-a, right?

Guest Says:


I say Tati or TT. Tia is cute tho!

Imnotputtingmynameonline Says:


I suppose Tia would be the nickname?

ldougie Says:


I would like this name, but there was a Tatiana at my school that was expelled for bullying kids.

AnonymousPerson Says:


I have to say I prefer Sasha...I don't like the "tatty" syllable.

caroblaise Says:


Love this name! I love that a possible nn is "Tia".

crazyhorse02 Says:


Tatiana is a beautiful name! I love Russian names!