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What does Vania mean?

Vania Pronunciation of Vania [va-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.

Associated with: good.


Vania has 2 variants: Vanina and Vanya.

Related girl names: Jane and Vanessa.

6 more related forms via Evangelina, Ivana, Vanna: Ivania, Ivanka, Ivanna, Ivanya, Vana and Vanetta.

Creative forms:
(female) Valnia, Varia, ..

(male) Vaney, Vavir, ..

Middle name pairings:
Vania Carlee (V.C.), ..

How popular is Vania?

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. Demographics)

Vania entered the list in 1992 and reached its highest position of #1516 in the U.S. in 2007, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Vania appearing in the Top 2000 are Evangelina (#1470 in recent rankings), Ivana (#1301), Ivanna (#614), Jane (#288) and Vanessa (#185). Other variants, like Ivanka, are seldom used. These forms of Vania were favored 4 decades ago (average #1333) and have become significantly less widespread since (#976, down 56%), with versions like Vanessa becoming less stylish. Ivanna is the most fashionable baby name here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Vania, Evangelina, 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, Veena, Veenia, Veenya, Veina, Vena, Venia, Venna, Viana, Vianna, Vienna, Viennia, Vina, Vinia, Vinni, Vinnie, Vinny, Vinya, Viona, Vonni, Vonnie and Vyna. Other recommended names are Ania, Basia, Cacia, Candia, Casia, Chania, Dalia, Damia, Dania, Daria, Fania, Fannia, Gaia, Galia, Genia, Hania, Idania, Ilania, Jania, Katia, Kenia, Lalia, Maria, Nania, Nasia, Orania, Pania, Rania, Razia, Safia, Sancia, Saria, Sonia, Tanaia, Tania, Tasia, Tavia, Tazia, Umnia, Valja, Valka, Valma, Van, Vanda, Vaneza, Vangy, Vanija, Vanisa, Vanita, Varda, Varya, Vinica and Zinia. These names tend to be less frequently used than Vania.

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