Tanya (name)

Tanya is the Slavic hypocoristic of Tatiana. It is now quite commonly used as an independent given name in the English-speaking world.[1]

Tanya
Pronunciation/ˈtɑːnjə/, /ˈtænjə/
GenderUnisex
Language(s)
  • Aramaic
  • Ancient Greek
  • Latin
  • Persian
  • Russian
  • Sanskrit
  • Ukrainian
Origin
Word/name
Meaning
  • Short form of Tatiana
  • Ancient Greek (Establisher, Decider)
  • Latin ('tatius', great)
  • Russian (Ruler, Regent)
  • Sanskrit (Daughter)
  • Persian (unique girl)
Other names
Variant form(s)LaTanya
Nickname(s)Tani partner

The name's popularity grew in many respects thanks to Alexander Pushkin's poem Eugene Onegin whose main character was Tatiana Larina, beloved by Onegin.

Variants include Tania (Ukrainian), Tanja (Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Norwegian, German, Danish, Estonian, Finnish, Dutch, Slovene and Macedonian),[1] Tania (Romanian), Táňa (Czech) or Taanya (Levant and Indian subcontinent)[2]

It is the 237th most common name in the United States according to namestatistics.com, which uses US Census data.[3]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b A Dictionary of First Names, Patrick Hanks & Flavia Hodges, Oxford University Press, 1990, ISBN 0-19-211651-7.
  2. ^ Samek, Ondřej Malačka, Jan. "Jméno | Táňa: 1731 | KdeJsme.cz | Četnost příjmení nebo jména v České republice". www.kdejsme.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 2017-06-27.
  3. ^ "Tanya". namestatistics.com. Retrieved 9 October 2010.

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