What does Tanya mean?
Tanya [tanya] as a girls' name is pronounced TAHN-ya. It is of Russian origin. Short form of Tatiana or Titania. Notorious Tonya Harding has negatively influenced the name. See also Tawny. Photographer Tana Hoban; country singer Tanya Tucker.
Associated with: russian.
Affiliated girl name: Latanya.
Tanya has 17 more alternative forms via Tatiana, Tawny, Titania, Tonya: Latonya▼, Tajana, Taney, Tati, Tatia, Tatie, Tatyana▼, Tawna, Tawnee, Tawney, Tawni, Tawnia, Tawnie, Tita, Titaniya, Titanya and Toya.Creative forms:
(female) Tahya, Tanfa, ..
(male) Tantar, Tanyam, .. Middle name pairings:
Tanya Lola (T.L.), ..
How popular is Tanya?
Tanya is a very prominent first name for women (#237 out of 4276, Top 6%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Tanya was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its peak rank of #62 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, and is presently at #1933. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Tatiana (#646 a year ago), Tania (#1481), Tawni, Toya, Tawny, Tawnya, Tatyana, Tonya, Tatia, Latonya, Taina, Tana, Tanja and Latanya are the popular variation forms of Tanya (#1933 a year ago). These relations of Tanya were favored as birth names during the years 1970-1979 (average #1072) and have become much less common since, with versions like Tanya becoming somewhat outmoded.
Tanya▼ is pronounced similarly to Tanaya, Tanea, Tani, Teana, Teena, Teina, Tena▼, Tenaya, Teona, Teonna, Teyna, Tiahna, Tiana, Tiani, Tianna▼, Tiauna, Tina▼, Tinah, Tinie, Tiny, Tona, Tonee, Toyanna, Tunna and Tyana. Other suggested similar names are Aanya, Anya, Batya, Danya, Datya, Fanya, Fenya, Galya, Genya, Hadya, Haniya, Hannya, Inya, Janaya, Kasya, Katya, Lenya, Maiya, Manya, Maya▲, Paniya, Panya, Tacy, Tacye, Taima, Taisa, Tajia, Talma, Talya, Tama, Tamma, Tanga, Tanika, Tanis, Tarra, Tasa, Tasha▼, Tasja, Taska, Tasya, Tava, Tavy, Taya▲, Thana, Tulya, Vanya, Varya, Vinya, Zarya and Zenya. These names tend to be less commonly used than Tanya.See names in meaning and etymology.