And Jane and Jean. Not to mention Johanna...but all from Hebrew meaning "God is gracious" in any case. Some say Tatiana is derived from the Roman family name Tatius and some say it's a pet form of Anastasia, from Greek for "resurrection". Does anybody know of a good book on Czech surnames? I don't mean just a list of the most common names, I mean something more academic with a study of how and why they developed, maybe how spelling was changed over time, etc. They sometimes show up in books on American surnames, but information is scanty.