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What does Vania mean?

Vania \v(a)-nia\ as a girls' name is pronounced VAHN-yah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Vania is "brings good news". Short form of Evangelina; variant of Ivana. See also Vanna.


Vania has 2 variants: Vanina and Vanya.

For more on this name, see also related girl names Jane and Vanessa.

Vania has 13 more related forms via Evangelina, Ivana, Vanna: Evangela, Evangelia, Evangelista, Evangeliste, Evangelyn, Iva, Ivania, Ivanka, Ivanna, Ivanya, Lavanna, Vana and Vanetta.


Vania is a somewhat popular first name for women (#3672 out of 4276, Top 86%) and also a somewhat popular surname for all people (#125639 out of 150436, Top 84%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Prominent variation forms of Vania (#unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000 are Evangelina, Iva, Ivana, Ivanna (#664 in 2014), Jane (#322) and Vanessa (#171). These girl names reached the top of their popularity during 1950-1959 (usage of 0.3375%) and are almost as popular today (usage 0.3072%, down 9%), but with the versions Iva and Jane becoming less stylish. Ivanna (#664) and Vanessa (#171) are two of the more fashionable baby names here. Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of the girl name Vania and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Evangelina, Iva, Ivana, Ivanna, Jane, Vanessa in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jane, Vanessa outside U.S.

Similar Names

Vania is alike in pronunciation to Vannie, Veenia, Vena, Venia, Venna, Viana, Vianna, Vina, Vinia, Vinya and Vyna. Other recommended similar baby names are Dania, Fania, Hania, Jania, Nania, Pania, Rania, Tania, Van, Vanda, Vanija, Vanisa and Vanita. These names tend to be less frequently used than Vania.