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What does Tanya mean?

Tanya Pronunciation of 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.


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

Affiliated girl name: Latanya.

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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tanya name in U.S.

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

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tanya, Latanya, Latonya, Taina, Tana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tania, Tanja, Tatia, Tatiana, Tatyana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tawni, Tawny, Tawnya, Tonya, Toya in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.

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