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  • proper noun A female given name


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Modern contraction of Tatiana and Christiana. In the U.S.A. it is also explained as a form of Diana in such unrelated languages as Samoan and Cherokee ( but the author Tiana Bighorse is a Navajo ).


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  • Tiana is African-American, while Naveen's ethnic origins are less evident.

    Disney's 'Princess and the Frog' is royally charming 2009

  • After years of misspelling and poor pronunciation of my name Tiana as a child, I am finally seeing my unique name in a Disney character and a princess at that.

    Princess and the Frog Toys Revealed | The Disney Blog 2009

  • (Part of me wonders the low ticket sales on Princess and the Frog comes from the fact that Tiana is black.

    Girls Get the Short End of the Stick Again: Disney Renames Rapunzel to Tangled » DVDs Worth Watching 2010

  • Disney plans to introduce a new African-American princess called Tiana in an animated film, "The Princess and the Frog," a response to demands for more diversity among princesses.

    Disney Reaches to the Crib 2007

  • The actress voices the character of a princess called Tiana in Disney's latest animated adventure, The Princess And The Frog, and revealed it was a dream come true. - Home 2010

  • Set in New Orleans during the Jazz Age, the story focuses on a young girl called Tiana

    Empire News 2009

  • I read that in the first story (entitled "The Frog Princess" and based on a Russian fairy tale) the main character, Maddy (the name has been changed and today the main character is called Tiana), will become a frog during the movie, but today the title is changed so it's probably that the storyline is based on the classical "The Frog Prince" fairy tale and Tiana will remain human and Prince Harry become a frog?

    At WDFA Story Department Steve Hulett 2007

  • This includes a 'Tiana' story apparently, and had not heard of that series - if anything like this tale looks like fun, though.

    Superhero Prose Fiction: Flashing Swords - Flashing Swords Magazine 2 Blue Tyson 2008

  • Edwards said the story changed in major ways: Lead characters Tiana and Prince Naveen were almost entirely revamped, and new characters such as Tiana's father were developed from scratch.

    Kootenay Rockies - News 2010

  • Huh? The story's set in 1920s New Orleans, but "Tiana" sounds awfully 2008, no?

    Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch 2009


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