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What does Anya mean?

Anya Pronunciation of Anya [anya] as a girls' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Anya is "He (God) has favored me". Russian diminutive of Anna, from Hannah. In Sanskrit and Hindi, Anya means "inexhaustibility" or "other; another person". In Hungarian, Anya means "mother". In the Igbo language of Nigeria, Anya means "eye".

Associated with: russian.


Anya has 5 variants: Aanya, Aine, Ania, Anja and Inya.

Affiliated girl names: Anastasia and Anne.

14 more alternative forms via Anna, Hannah: Ana, Ann, Anna, Annah, Anne, Annet, Annica, Annie, Annika, Hana, Hania, Hanna, Hena and Honna.

Creative forms:
(female) Anhe, Sunya, ..

(male) Anau, Anyad, ..

Middle name pairings:
Anya Giselle (A.G.), ..

How popular is Anya?

Anya is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2202 out of 4276, Top 51%) but a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Anya was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its top rank of #362 in the U.S. in the year 2009, and is currently at #555. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Anya (#555 from recent data) are Hannah (#28 from recent data), Anna (#44), Ana (#211), Anastasia (#216), Annie (#323), Hanna (#523), Anne (#569), Annika (#572), Hana (#860), Ann (#893), Aanya (#1080), Aine, Annah, Ania and Anja. Other forms, like Honna, are uncommon. These forms of Anya were favored as baby names 135 years ago (average #1131) and are now much less conventional (#867, 87%), with forms like Hanna becoming somewhat outmoded. Anastasia and Hana are two of the more fashionable baby names among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Anya, Aanya, Ana, Anastasia, Ania in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Anja, Ann, Anna, Annah, Anne in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Annie, Annika, Hana, Hanna, Hannah in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Anya is pronounced similarly to Agna, Anais, Anaya, Aniya, Annais, Anni, Anyu, Auina, Ayana, Ayonna, Eanna, Eena, Enya, Iana, Inaya, Iona, Ionia, Ionya, Onie, Unah, Unna, Yana, Yanna, Yna and Yona. Other recommended names are Abra, Aida, Akyra, Alaya, Alfa, Alia, Alma, Alya, Alyna, Ama, Amaya, Amia, Amiya, Amma, Amy, Amya, Amye, Amyra, Anayas, Anda, Andi, Anh, Anka, Anke, Anki, Annda, Annys, Anona, Anyssa, Ara, Arya, Asia, Asma, Asya, Ava, Aya, Ayn, Aza, Azha, Azia, Brya, Dinya, Ginya, Manya, Mya, Nya, Roya, Taya, Zenya and Zoya. These names tend to be less commonly used than Anya.

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