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What does Anja mean?

Anja /an-ja/ as a girls' name is of Hebrew derivation, and Anja means "He (God) has favored me". Anja is an alternate spelling, with the suffix -ja, of Anna (Hebrew): Latinate transcription of Hannah. Anja is also a form of Anya (Hebrew).


Anja has 11 relations via Anna, Anya: Aanya, Aine, Ana, Ania, Ann, Annah, Annet, Annica, Annika, Hania and Inya.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Anjaie, Arnja, ..

(male) Anjaal, ..

How popular is Anja?

Anja is a somewhat popular first name for women (#3831 out of 4276, Top 90%) but a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Anja for girls. Anja was first listed in 2002 and reached its highest rank of #1696 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Anja name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Anja outside U.S.

Below is a charted comparison of the usage of the girl name Anja and associated names. Popular alternative forms of Anja are Aanya (#989 a year ago), Aine, Ana (#222), Ania, Ann (#945), Anna (#34), Annah, Annika (#576) and Anya (#472). These relations of Anja were favored by parents in the 1880s (median #1490) and are now significantly less conventional (#1123, down 91.7%), with versions such as Anna becoming less trendy. Aanya and Anya are two of the more contemporarily stylish baby names in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Anja, Aanya, Ana, Ania, Ann in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Anna, Annah, Annika, Anya in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Anja is pronounced similarly to Angie. Other suggested similar names are Abia, Adia, Aenya, Afua, Aila, Aina, Aja, Ajo, Ajua, Ala, Alea, Alfa, Alla, Alma, Alva, Alya, Ama, Amma, Amya, Anaca, Anafa, Anaka, Anaya, Anci, Anda, Ande, Andi, Andra, Andy, Anela, Anet, Ang, Ange, Angla, Angy, Anica, Anika, Anima, Anina, Anis, Anisa, Anjali, Anjela, Anka, Anke, Anki, Anne, Anni, Anny, Anora, Antje, Anwar, Anyu, Ara, Arna, Arya, Asa, Asha, Asia, Asta, Asya, Atha, Auda, Avia, Ayda, Ayla, Ayva, Aza, Azha, Azra, Baja, Fenja, Maja and Taja. These names tend to be less commonly used than Anja.