The name Latanya ranked 1028th in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
Though this name has fluctuated in use, it has been quietly present throughout the last century.
This name is based on an ancient Roman family name, Tatius, whose meaning has been lost.
A king by this name was said to have reigned over the Sabines and the Romans in cooperation with the legendary Romulus. This suggests that the name pre-dates even the founding of Rome, and may have its ultimate origins in the Etruscan language.