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Quick Facts on Tianna

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • American, English
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 858
Simple meaning:

Characteristics of Tianna

  • Freedom-loving
  • Adventurous
  • Adaptable
  • Intellectual
  • Easygoing
  • Progressive
  • Sensual

Etymology & Historical Origin - Tianna

Tianna is an alternate spelling of Tiana which is short for Tatiana. Tatiana is a name of early Russian-Christian origin; it was bestowed on baby girls in honor of a 3rd century saint who was martyred in Rome for her Christian beliefs under the pagan Emperor Alexander Severus. Her father had been a Roman civil servant who secretly raised Tatiana with his Christian beliefs and eventually she would become a deaconess in the Church. The Romans captured her and when she refused to pray to their god Apollo, she was blinded and tortured. Miraculously, an earthquake shook the Apollo temple and his statue fell. Unmoved, the Romans then threw her into a lion’s cage during a circus – but again, miraculously, the lions refused to come near her. Finally, she was beheaded. Legends detailing such miraculous events became very common in the Middle Ages and cults grew up around various early saints who died for their faith. The Eastern Orthodox Church (Byzantium Empire) embraced this story more so than the western Roman Catholic Church, which is how Tatiana became particularly popular in Russia, Eastern European and other Slavic nations. The name Tatiana is actually the feminine form of an old Roman family name Tatius, from the Latin “tatianus” of unknown origin. In Roman tradition, Titus Tatius was King of the Sabines in the 8th century B.C. who later co-ruled with Romulus over all the Sabines and Latins (after the establishment of Rome). Therefore, it is commonly believed that Tatiana is ultimately derived from some extinct Sabine word with forgotten meaning. Tatiana is still mainly used in Russia (with the pet form being Tanya) and other Slavic and/or Eastern European nations. English-speakers did not adopt Tatiana until the late 20th century. Tiana is generally thought of as the pet form of Tatiana – although it is sometimes considered a short form of Christiana as well. Tianna with two “n”s is just another way to spell it.

Popularity of the Name Tianna

Tianna with two “n”s has been around since 1987 (Tiana with one “n” first appeared on the American charts in 1975). So basically Tianna has been following in the footsteps of the more commonly spelled Tiana. Tiana does better – probably because it was a name used in Walt Disney’s 2009 animated feature film “The Princess and the Frog". And everybody loves a princess, right? In the movie, Tiana is an African-American princess, a waitress and aspiring restaurateur living in the French Quarter of New Orleans during the Jazz Age. The name Tiana jumped an impressive 300+ positions on the charts between 2009 and 2010 – and became a favorite among African-Americans. Tiana reminds us of other Disney princesses whose names have been likewise impacted on the female naming charts (Ariel, Jasmine, and Aurora come to mind). In fact, some people insist that Tiana is the Greek word for “princess” (but this is simply not true). Tianna is just another more elaborate way to spell Tiana by adding in that extra “n”.
Popularity of the Girl Name Tianna
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Personality of the Girl Name Tianna

The number Five personality loves the excitement of life and can easily adapt to all situations. As natural adventurers, these personalities thrive on the new and unexpected and prefer to be in constant motion. It makes them feel alive. They'll stir up some action if there's not enough around, and as inherent risk-takers they enjoy pushing the envelope. Naturally rebellious, the Five personality has no fear and never resists change.  Traveling and new experiences feed their souls. Fives are very social and attract friends with ease. People love to be around the Five fun-loving and exciting energy.  This is also a lucky number in numerology (like the Threes), so fortune seems to shine on them, helped along by their own optimism and good-nature. Fives have a quick wit, a cerebral mind, and are generally very persuasive. 

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