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Tatiana is a baby name long associated with princesses and a saint in Slavic nations, particularly Russia. But as of the 20th century, it's become more popular in English-speaking countries. The name sounds exotic without being too out there and comes with a variety of cute nicknames.

Meaning of the name Tatiana:

Russian: From the Tatius family

Origin of the name Tatiana:

Tatiana is the feminine version of the Roman family name Tatius. The name's exact meaning is unknown. Russia and other Slavic nations adopted Tatiana to honor the saint of the same name, but English speakers in Western Europe and North America didn't catch on to the moniker until the 1900s.

Symbolism of the name Tatiana:

Many people associate Tatiana with the third-century Christian saint of the same name. Tatiana's father was a secret Christian, which was frowned upon in Rome, and he raised his daughter to be as well. When it was discovered, she was captured and made a sacrifice to the god Apollo. But Tatiana prayed for help, and an earthquake came and destroyed the Apollo statue. She was then put into a cage with a lion, but the lion would not harm her. So, the Romans tortured and beat her until she died. Today, she is considered the patron saint of students.

Baby name Tatiana

Style of the name Tatiana:

Traditional

Gender of the name Tatiana:

Tatiana is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Tatiana:

tah-tee-AH-nuh

Number of syllables in the name Tatiana:

Four

Emotion evoked from the name Tatiana:

Tatiana is a name often given to princesses, so it may evoke images of beauty and royalty.

Alternative spellings for the name Tatiana:

Nicknames for the name Tatiana:

Popularity of the name Tatiana:

Tatiana first made the list of the top 1,000 baby names in 1981. It last ranked on the list in 2019 at number 950, according to the Social Security Administration.

Related names for the name Tatiana:

Great middle names for Tatiana and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Tatiana:

Tatianas in popular culture:

  • Tatiana Ivashkov (character from the movie “Vampire Academy”)
  • Tatiana (character from the movie “The Game Plan”)
  • Tatiana Blackthorn (character from the book series “Infernal Devices”)
  • Queen Tatiana (character from the “Rainbow Magic” kids book series)
  • Tatiana Petrovna (character from the movie and musical “Tovarich”)