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What does Ania mean?

Ania \a-nia\ as a girls' name is of Polish and Slavic origin, and the meaning of Ania is "He (God) has favored me". Diminutive of Anna and different spelling of Anya, a Russian diminutive of Anna.


Ania has 2 variants: Aniya and Aniyah.

For more on this name, see also related girl names Aanya and Anne.

Ania has 21 more different forms via Anna, Anya: Aanya, Aine, Ana, Anique, Anja, Ann, Annabeth, Annah, Annalee, Annamarie, Anneke, Annemarie, Annet, Annica, Annika, Annmarie, Anoesj, Anouska, Hania, Inya and Nani.


Ania is a rare given name for females. Ania is an equivalently rare last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Ania and affiliated names. Aanya (#989 a year ago), Aine, Ana (#222), Aniya (#548), Aniyah (#226), Ann (#945), Anna (#34), Annalee (#987), Annamarie, Anne (#553), Annemarie, Annika (#576), Annmarie and Anya (#472) are the popular related forms of Ania (#unlisted). This girl name reached the top of its popularity in the year 2005 and is somewhat less popular today, with the versions Ann, Anne, Annemarie and Annmarie becoming less stylish. The trendier girl names among these are Ana (#222), Aniya (#548), Aniyah (#226), Annika (#576) and Anya (#472). There is a rebound in baby name usage for Ana. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Aanya, Ana, Aniya, Aniyah, Ann, Anna, Annalee, Annamarie, Anne, Annemarie in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Annika, Annmarie, Anya in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aine, Anna, Annika outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ania is alike in pronunciation to Aenya, Agna, Aina, Anais, Anaya, Anni, Annie, Anny, Anyu, Auina, Ena, Enya, Ina, Ionia, Oni, Onie, Una, Unna and Yna. Other recommended similar baby names are Abia, Adia, Afia, Alia, Ama, Amaia, Ami, Amia, Amiah, Amie, Amiya, Amma, Amya, Anda, Anh, Anica, Anika, Anima, Anina, Anis, Anisa, Anita, Anka, Antia, Aria, Asia, Avia and Azia. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ania.