Meaning and name origin
Tanya \t(a)-nya, tan-ya\ as a girl's name is pronounced TAHN-ya. It is of Russian origin. Short form of Tatiana or Titania. Taina (TAY-nah) is a Scandinavian form. Notorious Tonya Harding has negatively influenced the name. See also Tawny. Photographer Tana Hoban; country singer Tanya Tucker.
For more information, see also the related girl name Latanya.
Tanya is a very popular first name for females (#237 out of 4276, Top 6%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Tanya for girls. Tanya reached its highest rank of #66 in the U.S. in 1970-1979 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Tanya and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Tatiana (#577), Tawny, Tonya, Tawnya, Tanya, Taina, Tana, Tania and Latanya. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Tanya▼ is also pronounced similarly to Tanaia, Tanaya, Tanea, Taney, Tani, Tawna, Tawnia, Teana, Teanna, Tena▼, Tenaya, Tiana▲, Tianna▼, Tina▼, Tiny, Tona, Tonia▼, Tony, Tonye, Tunna, Tyana and Tyanna. Other suggested similar baby names are Danya, Fanya, Manya, Panya, Taima, Talya, Tama, Tamma, Tanga, Tasya, Taya▼, Thana and Vanya. These names tend to be less commonly used than Tanya.