What does Anya mean?
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".
Anya▲ has 41 more alternative forms via Anna, Hannah: Ana▲, Anique, Ann▼, Anna, Annabeth, Annah, Annalee, Annamarie, Anne▼, Anneke, Annemarie▼, Annet, Annica, Annie▼, Annika▲, Annmarie▼, Anoesj, Anouska, Chana, Chanah, Chanha, Channach, Channah, Hana▼, Hanah, Hanalee, Hanalise, Hania, Hanna▼, Hanne, Hannele, Hannelore, Hannie, Hanny, Hena, Honna, Nan▼, Nani, Nanney, Nannie▼ and Nanny.Kreatif forms: Aianya, Anyaai. [more]
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. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Anya for girls. Anya was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its top rank of #362 in the U.S. in the year 2009, and is currently at #472. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Anya and related names. Prominent related forms of Anya (#472 2 years ago) are Hannah (#28 2 years ago), Anna (#34), Ana (#222), Anastasia (#240), Annie (#311), Hanna (#483), Anne (#553), Annika (#576), Hana (#841), Chana (#861), Ann (#945), Annalee (#987), Aanya (#989), Nan, Nannie, Annemarie, Aine, Annamarie and Annmarie. Other forms, like Hena, are uncommon. These forms of Anya were favored as baby names in the year 2002 (average #609) and are almost as common today (#677, ▼17.3%). Anna is more universally found than the rest, while Annika has become popular as well, and Hana is now less common. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Anya▲ is pronounced similarly to Aenya, Agna, Aina, Anaya▲, Aniya▲, Aniyah▲, Anni, Anny, Anyu, Ena▼, Enaya, Ennya, Enya, Ina▼, Inaya, Ionya, Una▼, Unna and Yna. Other recommended similar baby names are Alya, Ama, Amaya▲, Amia▲, Amiya▲, Amma, Amy▲, Amya▼, Amye, Anda, Anh, Anka, Arya▲, Asya, Aya and Ayn. These names tend to be less commonly used than Anya.