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What does Fanya mean?

Fanya Pronunciation of Fanya [fanya] as a girls' name is of Old French, Latin and Greek origin, and the name Fanya means "young deer; French; garland, crown". Fanya is an alternate spelling of Fawn (Old French): biographer Fawn Brodie. Fanya is also a form of Frances (Latin): feminine of Francis. Fanya is also used as a variant of Stephanie (Greek).

Associated with: greek, young, deer, crown (queen).


Fanya has 12 variants: Faina, Fania, Fanney, Fannie, Fanny, Fauna, Faunia, Fawna, Fawnia, Fawnya, Phanie and Phanya.

20 more relations via Fawn, Frances, Stephanie: Fan, Fancey, Fancie, Fancy, Faun, Fawne, Fran, France, Franci, Francia, Frania, Franie, Frank, Franka, Franki, Franky, Franni, Franny, Franzi and Fronia.

Creative forms:
(female) Farya, Franya, ..

(male) Fanbar, Fanman, ..

Middle name pairings:
Fanya Hartley (F.H.), ..

How popular is Fanya?

Fanya is a rare first name for females. Fanya is an equivalently unique surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Stephanie (#208 via latest list), Frances (#514), Frank, Fronia, France, Fran, Fannie, Fanny, Fawn and Fan are the prominent related forms of Fanya (not ranked). These relations of Fanya reached the apex of their popularity 4 decades ago (usage of 1.98%) and are now much less common (usage 0.13%, down 93.5%), with forms such as Frances going out of style. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Fan, Fannie, Fanny, Fawn, Fran in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of France, Frances, Frank, Fronia, Stephanie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Fanny, Stephanie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Fanya is pronounced similarly to Fannee, Fanni, Fannia, Fayanna, Fenia, Fenya, Fina, Fiona, Fionna and Fyona. Other suggested similar names are Aalya, Aanya, Aenya, Batya, Chanya, Dahnya, Dalya, Damya, Danya, Darya, Datya, Daya, Dinya, Donya, Enya, Fabia, Fadia, Faida, Fara, Farra, Faryn, Fatma, Fay, Fayda, Faye, Flanna, Franca, Freya, Galya, Ginya, Granya, Hadya, Hannya, Ionya, Ivanya, Janaya, Jaya, Kaeya, Kasya, Kenya, Lalya, Lenya, Maiya, Manya, Marya, Maya, Nadya, Nasya, Panya, Rasya, Raya, Samya, Sonya, Tahnya, Tanaya, Tanya, Tarnya, Tasya, Tawnya, Taya, Tonya, Uranya, Vanya, Vinya and Zenya. These names tend to be more frequently used than Fanya.

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