What does Vanya mean?
Associated with: gracious.
(male) Valya, Verya, ..
(female) Vanca, Vanta, .. Middle name pairings:
Vanya Javier (V.J.), ..
How popular is Vanya?
Vanya is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a somewhat prominent last name for all people (#111740 out of 150436, Top 74%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Which version is better?with similar and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Vanya (outside Top 2000) are Ean (#977 via latest list), Hans (#1411), Ian (#76), Ivan (#138), Jan (#1677), John (#26) and Zane (#233). Other variants, like Janos, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Vanya was at its most widespread during 1880-1889 (adoption of 8.26%) and has become significantly diminished since (adoption 1.09%, 87% less), with versions like Hans becoming less in vogue. John has generally been popular among parents, although Zane appears to be gaining favor too. Below is a graphed study of the ranking of the boy name Vanya and affiliated names. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)