Meaning and Name Origin
Anya \a-nya, an-ya\ 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 40 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, Honna, Nan▼, Nani, Nanney, Nannie▼ and Nanny.
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. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the girl name Anya and related names. Prominent related forms of Anya (#472 last year) listed in the Top 1000 are Hannah (#28 last year), 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. These girl names reached the height of their popularity in the year 2002 and are somewhat less popular today, with forms like Hanna, Ann, Anne, Hana and Nannie becoming somewhat outmoded. The trendier birth names here are Anastasia (#240), Hannah (#28), Ana (#222), Anya (#472) and Annika (#576), with Ana, Anastasia and Hannah undergoing a resurgence in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)
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, Asya, Aya and Ayn. These names tend to be less commonly used than Anya.