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Meaning and name origin

Vanya \v(a)-nya, van-ya\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Vanya), is of Russian and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Vanya is "God is gracious". Diminutive of John via Ivan. Rare outside of Russia.


Vanya is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Vanya and related names. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are John (#26) and Ivan (#132). (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ivan, John in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ivan, John outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Danya, Van, Vane, Vann and Vasya. These names tend to be more commonly used than Vanya.