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What does Tanja mean?

Tanja Pronunciation of Tanja [tan-ja] as a girls' name is of Russian origin. Tanja is an alternate form of Tanya (Russian): short transcription of Tatiana.

Associated with: russian.


Tanja has 14 variants: Tahna, Tahnee, Tahni, Tahnia, Tahnya, Taina, Tana, Tanee, Taneea, Tania, Tawnya, Tonnya, Tonya and Tonyah.

3 more relations via Tanya: Tanazia, Tanita and Tarnya.

Creative forms:
(female) Talja, Tanta, ..

(male) Tanji, Tanmas, ..

Middle name pairings:
Tanja Avril (T.A.), ..

How popular is Tanja?

Tanja is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2133 out of 4276, Top 50%) but a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Tanja was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its apex rank of #1128 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Tania (#1481 in recent rankings), Tanya (#1933), Tawnya, Tonya, Tana and Taina are the prominent varying forms of Tanja. Other forms, like Tahnia, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Tanja was at its highest 5 decades ago (median #749) and has become significantly lower since (#1916, 98.7%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tanja, Taina, Tana, Tania, Tanya in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tawnya, Tonya in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Tanja is pronounced similarly to Tanaia, Taney, Tawana, Tawna, Tawni, Tawny, Teana, Teina, Tena, Teona, Teonna, Teyna, Tiahna, Tiana, Tiauna, Tina, Tinie, Tiny, Tona, Toney, Toni, Tonia, Tonie, Tunna and Tyana. Other recommended names are Anja, Baja, Basja, Daija, Fenja, Hanja, Kaija, Kasja, Maaja, Maeja, Maja, Marja, Nadja, Raja, Rasja, Tacia, Tada, Tadda, Taija, Taisa, Taja, Tajah, Tajia, Talea, Talia, Talija, Talya, Tamma, Tamra, Tandy, Tanga, Tanika, Tanis, Tanjela (see Tangela), Tansia, Tansy, Tanzia, Tarnia, Tarra, Tasha, Tasja, Taska, Tasya, Taura, Tava, Taya, Tayla, Tazia, Thana and Tinka. These names tend to be less commonly used than Tanja.

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