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).
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. 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), Annika (#576) and Anya (#472). These relations of Anja were favored by parents in the year 2003 (median #496) and are somewhat less conventional today (#605, down 21.6%), with the version Ann becoming less trendy. Ana, Annika and Anya 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)
Anja is pronounced similarly to Angie▼. Other suggested similar baby names are Aja, Anaca, Anaka, Anci, Anda, Ang, Ange, Angy, Anica, Anika▲, Anis, Anisa, Anka, Anke and Anki. These names tend to be less commonly used than Anja.