Gender: Female Origin of Tatiana: Russian from Latin family name Tatiana's Popularity in 2019: #951

Tatiana Origin and Meaning

The name Tatiana is a girl's name of Russian origin.

Tatiana was derived from Tatius, a Sabine-Latin family name of unknown origin. Titus Tatius was the name of an ancient king who ruled over the Sabines, an ancient Italic tribe who lived near Rome. The Romans used the name Tatius even after the Sabines died out and created the short forms Tatianus and Tatiana. The names were eventually disseminated throughout the Orthodox Christian world, including Russia.

Tatiana, long popular in Russia and starting to catch on here, is a delicate, balletic name that carries a touch of the exotic. Although on the decline from its peak in 1999, Tatiana is an underused beauty. Today, however, Mila, Anastasia, and Natalia are fresher Russian choices.

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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Rank in US: #951

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Famous People Named Tatiana

Pop Culture References for the name Tatiana

Tatjana, Tionna, Tiahna, Tonya, Tiane, Tatijana, Tanya, Tatyana, Tiauna, Tatianna, Tatiyana, Tasha, Tusya, Tianna, Tania, Tatiyanna,

Tatiana's International Variations

Tanja (German) Dembe (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!