Anya - girls name

Anya name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 95%

Anya name meaning:

Anya is a feminine given name that has different origins and meanings across various cultures. In Russian, Anya is derived from the name Anna, which means "grace" or "favor" in Hebrew. It is a popular name in Russia and other Slavic countries. Anya can also be a diminutive form of the Indian name Ananya, which means "unique" or "extraordinary" in Sanskrit. In this context, the name carries a sense of individuality and specialness.

In addition to its linguistic origins, the name Anya is often associated with positive qualities. It is often linked to gracefulness, elegance, and charm. Anya tends to evoke a sense of strength and independence in a woman. The name also has a timeless quality to it, making it a versatile choice for parents looking for a name that can stand the test of time. Overall, the name Anya carries a sense of uniqueness, grace, and beauty, making it a popular choice for parents around the world.

Origin: Russian

Anya is a Russian form of the name Anna, Anna or, in Hebrew, Hannah. On occasion the name can be seen spelled as Anja.

Anya is generally considered to mean 'gracious' or 'grace'. However, another, similar translation is 'God has favoured me'.

In some parts of the world Anya is considered a unisex name, although in the UK it is pretty much exclusively a girl's name.

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Overall UK ranking: 278 out of 5581

171 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (339)

Historical popularity of Anya

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