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What does Tanja mean?

Tanja \t(a)-nja, tan-ja\ as a girls' name is of Russian origin. Tanja is a form of Tanya (Russian): short form of Tatiana.


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

Tanja has 4 more related variations via Tanya: Tanamaree, Tanazia, Tanita and Tarnya.


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. Census)

Tawnya, Tonya, Tanya, Tania, Tana and Taina are the prominent varying forms of Tanja (#unlisted). Usage of these girl names was at its highest during 1970-1979 (usage of 0.4943%) and has become significantly lower since, with the forms Tania, Tanya, Tana and Tonya becoming less trendy. Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Tanja and associated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Taina, Tana, Tania, Tanya, 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, Tanaya, Tanea, Taney, Tani, Tawna, Tawnia, Teana, Teanna, Tena, Tiana, Tianna, Tina, Tona, Tonia, Tunna, Tyana and Tyanna. Other recommended similar baby names are Hanja, Taija, Taja, Tanga, Tanika, Tanis, Tansia, Tansy, Tanzia, Tasja and Tinka. These names tend to be less commonly used than Tanja.