Tiziano

  • [ tee-TSYAH-no ]
  • Italian
Italian form of the Roman cognomen Titianus, which was derived from the Roman praenomen TITUS. A famous bearer was the Venetian Renaissance painter Tiziano Vecellio (1488-1576), known in English as Titian.

TITUS   male   Ancient Roman, English, Biblical, Biblical Latin
Roman praenomen, or given name, which is of unknown meaning, possibly related to Latin titulus "title of honour". It is more likely of Oscan origin, since it was borne by the legendary Sabine king Titus Tatius.

This name appears in the New Testament belonging to a companion of SaintPaul. He became the first bishop of Crete and was the recipient of one of Paul's epistles. This was also the praenomen of all three Roman emperors of the 1st-century Flavian dynasty, and it is the name by which the second of them is commonly known to history. Shakespeare later used it for the main character in his tragedy 'Titus Andronicus' (1593). As an English name, Titus has been occasionally used since the Protestant Reformation.
EQUIVALENTS
ANCIENT ROMAN: Titianus
FEMININE FORMS
ANCIENT ROMAN: Titiana
ITALIAN: Tiziana
OTHER FORMS
ANCIENT ROMAN: Titus
BIBLICAL GREEK: Titos
BIBLICAL LATIN: Titus
BIBLICAL: Titus
ENGLISH: Titus
ESTONIAN: Tiitus
FINNISH: Tiitus
ITALIAN: Tito
LITHUANIAN: Titas
OLD CHURCH SLAVIC: Titu
POLISH: Tytus
PORTUGUESE: Tito
RUSSIAN: Tit
SPANISH: Tito