Anya - girls name

Anya name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 95%

Anya name meaning:

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

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (339)

Historical popularity of Anya

The graph below shows the popularity of the girls's name Anya from all the UK baby name statistics available. It's a quick easy way to see the trend for Anya in 2023