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What does Genya mean?

Genya Pronunciation of Genya [genya] as a girls' name is of Latin derivation, and the meaning of the name Genya is "maiden". Genya is an alternate form of Virginia (Latin): the name was originally spelled Verginia.


Genya has 11 variants: Geena, Geenia, Geenya, Genia, Gina, Ginia, Ginnee, Ginni, Ginnie, Ginny and Ginya.

2 more different relations via Virginia: Gingia and Jinia.

Creative forms:
(female) Ganya, Geinya, ..

(male) Gela, Genet, ..

Middle name pairings:
Genya Kaliyah (G.K.), ..

How popular is Genya?

Genya is an uncommon first name for women. Genya is also a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Genya (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 are Geena, Genia, Gina (#1967 from current records), Ginny and Virginia (#522). Other forms, like Geenia, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Genya was well-received among parents a century ago (average #1509) and is now significantly less, with forms like Virginia becoming less trendy. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Geena, Genia, Gina, Ginny, Virginia in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Genya and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Genya is alike in pronunciation to Gena, Genaya, Genie, Genni, Gennie, Geonna, Giana, Ginna, Gionna, Jaena, Janna, Jeana, Jeena, Jena, Jenae, Jenee, Jeni, Jenie, Jennah, Jennay, Jennaya, Jenny, Jinna, Jonna and Junia. Other recommended names are Aenya, Anya, Cesya, Danya, Deenya, Delya, Dinya, Donya, Ennya, Fenya, Gaenna, Gana, Geela, Geeta, Geila, Geina, Gelya, Gemma, Gene, Geneva, Genisa, Gerda, Gerta, Glenda, Glenna, Glenys, Guenna, Gunna, Gwenda, Gwenna, Hedya, Inya, Kenya, Lenya, Lesya, Lexya, Manya, Melya, Meya, Olenya, Panya, Reya, Sonya, Tanya, Tonya, Vanya, Veenya, Vinya, Zeenya and Zenya. These names tend to be more frequently used than Genya.

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