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What does Fania mean?

Fania Pronunciation of Fania as a girls' name has its roots in Latin and Greek, and the name Fania means "from France; garland, crown". Fania is a version of Fanny (Latin): short form of Frances. Fania is also a variation of Stephanie (Greek): feminine of Stephen.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, crown (queen)


VARIANTS Phanya, Phanie, Fanya, Fannie, Fannia, Fanni, Fanney, Fannee

RELATED FORMS VIA FANNY, FRANCES, STEPHANIE Fan, Fancey, Fancie, Fancy, Fantine, Fran, France, Franci, Francia, Francie, Frania, Franie, Frank, Franka, Franki, Frankie, Franky, Franni, Frannie, Franny, Franzi, Fronia

(female) Finia, ..

(male) Fana, ..

Fania Eden (F.E.), ..

How popular is Fania?

Fania is an unusual given name for women but a somewhat prominent last name for both adults and children (#142819 out of 150436, Top 95%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Fan, Fannie, Fanny, Fran, France, Frances (#445 VIA LATEST LIST), Francie, Frank, Frankie (#808), Fronia and Stephanie (#318) are the popular variation forms of Fania (NOT RANKED) appearing in the Top 2000. These relations of Fania were popular with parents in the 1910s (ADOPTION OF 1.6%) and have become much less widespread since (ADOPTION 0.12%, 92.3%). (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Fan, Fannie, Fanny, Fran, France in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Frances, Francie, Frank, Frankie, Fronia, Stephanie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Fanny, Frankie, Stephanie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Fania is alike in pronunciation to Faina, Fauna, Faunia, Fawna, Fawnia, Fawnya, Fayanna, Fenia, Fenya, Fina, Fiona, Fionna and Fyona. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Avania, Azania, Basia, Cacia, Dacia, Dalia, Dania, Datia, Denia, Donia, Fabia, Fadia, Fadila, Farin, Farra, Fatima, Fayda, Femia, Fenja, Filania, Flana, Ginia, Grania, Hadia, Hania, Jania, Jinia, Junia, Kacia, Kalia, Kenia, Lalia, Latia, Malia, Maria, Naia, Nakia, Nania, Orania, Pania, Pavia, Pazia, Rania, Rasia, Sadia, Safia, Shania, Sonia, Tajia, Tanaia, Tania, Tansia, Tanzia, Tarnia, Tavia, Tonia, Umnia, Vania, Vinia, Xenia, Zaria and Zinia. These names tend to be more frequently used than Fania.

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