What does Anja mean?
Anja \a-nja, an-ja\ as a girls' name is of Hebrew derivation, and Anja means "He (God) has favored me". Anja is a variation of Anna (Hebrew): Latinate variant of Hannah. Anja is also a form of Anya (Hebrew).
Anja has 21 related variations via Anna, Anya: Aanya, Aine, Ana▲, Ania, Anique, Ann▼, Annabeth, Annah, Annalee, Annamarie, Anneke, Annemarie▼, Annet, Annica, Annika▲, Annmarie▼, Anoesj, Anouska, Hania, Inya and Nani.
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. Census)
Below is a charted comparison of the usage of the girl name Anja and associated names. Popular alternative forms of Anja (#unlisted) are Aanya (#989 a year ago), Aine, Ana (#222), Ann (#945), Anna (#34), Annalee (#987), Annamarie, Annemarie, Annika (#576), Annmarie and Anya (#472). These girl names reached the peak of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 and are somewhat less popular today, with the versions Ann, Annemarie and Annmarie becoming less trendy. Ana (#222), Annika (#576) and Anya (#472) are three of the more contemporarily stylish baby names in this compilation, and there is also a revival in birth name usage for Ana. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)