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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. A rare name for babies.


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)

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

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.