Tiana Name Meaning & Origin

Tiana

Pronunciation: tee-AH-nə (key)

When Disney first scripted an African-American princess, she was going to be a chambermaid named Maddy. After some early grumblings from the public, they went back to the drawing boards to cook up something a little more regal. Goodbye chambermaid, and goodbye Maddy. Enter Tiana, a contemporary African-American favorite with a fairy-dust sparkle that's just a hair's breadth from "tiara."

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Comments and insights on the name Tiana: | Edit

White girls can have the name too- my daughter is of European heritage and has always received compliments on her unique name.

Anita, Tania and Tiana are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

Personal experiences with the name Tiana: | Edit

Tiana is very very very very very smart like REAllY SMART LIKE EINSTEIN SMART. She's very very very dirty minded to and serious. She's also very defensive and likes to debate a lot.

Nicknames for Tiana: | Edit

T, Ti, or Yana (for my case) or Ana, Tini

My sister is Tiana and she likes to go by Tia.

I go by the nickname Ty.

Meanings and history of the name Tiana: | Edit

her parents got it out of a science fiction novel. The character was a red-headed adopted daughter of a black pirate captain.

Tiana does not mean Princess.

My name is Tajana, which is an older Slavic name that comes from Tajna, meaning secret. It's very similar to Tiana, but it's pronounced like Diana.

Famous real-life people named Tiana: | Edit

Tiana Rogers was Sam Houston's Indian wife. There is a book called A Walk In My Soul that is all about her.
Tiana Gia Johnson (b. 2018), daughter of American actor, producer, and semi-retired professional wrestler Dwayne Johnson, sister to Jasmine Lia; half-sister to Simone Alexandra

Tiana in song, story & screen: | Edit

Princess Tiana from The Princess and the Frog

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