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

Affiliated girl names: Anastasia and Anne.

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

Kreatif forms:
(female) Anta, Arya, ..

(male) Anay, Anyad, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Anya for girls. 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 #472. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Anya and related names. Prominent related forms of Anya (#472 from recent data) are Hannah (#28 from recent data), Anna (#34), Ana (#222), Anastasia (#240), Annie (#311), Hanna (#483), Anne (#553), Annika (#576), Hana (#841), Ann (#945), Aanya (#989), Aine, Annah, Ania and Anja. Other forms, like Honna, are uncommon. These forms of Anya were favored as baby names 134 years ago (average #1131) and are now much less conventional (#855, 86%), with forms like Hanna becoming somewhat outmoded. Anastasia, Aanya, Hana and Anya are four 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.