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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.


Tanya has 19 variant forms: Tahna, Tahnee, Tahni, Tahnia, Tahnya, Taina, Tana, Tanamaree, Tanazia, Tanee, Taneea, Tania, Tanita, Tanja, Tarnya, Tawnya, Tonnya, Tonya and Tonyah.

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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Tanya name in U.S.

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

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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Latanya, Taina, Tana, Tania, Tanya, Tatiana, Tawny, Tawnya, Tonya in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Tania, Tanya, Tatiana outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.