Anya Name Information

Gender 👩 Girl
Pronunciation 📣 \an-yuh\
Number in U.S 👶 17,000
Rate in 2021 1261
Numerology 🔢 5
Name origin 🌍 Hebrew

Meaning of Anya

"Anya" is a popular name for girls that has Hebrew origin. Meaning of the name Anya is: "Resurrection".

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10/5/2022 4:28:28 AM

This is my daughters name. We love it and so does she. She'll turn three on the 9th of January. We've had pretty good luck with people pronouncing it. Maybe its because, as parents, we're always having to call for her while chasing her around the mall and church and...well...everywhere!!

9/22/2022 4:07:12 PM

Ania is a very common Polish name. I'm 40. People mispronounced my name as 'Ah-knee-ah' frequently and I always had to correct them. I used to say 'like Tania, without the 'T', but now knowing what tania means in Polish, I can't use that name to help them pronounce mine anymore. Just repeat after me...'Ania!'

9/14/2022 5:55:28 AM

My name is Anya but my mom spelled it Aanya instead. Im 19 and I like my name now but all through middle school and high school I hated it. I hated it because kids would always call me onion or dumb boys would say"hey can I get ON-Ya?" And it always got on my nerves. Another very annoying thing is that you have to introduce yourself twice to everyone becuase the first time you say "Aanya" they always say "oh Tanya!" and I have to correct them. Over the phone people just assume I said Tanya. It gets very old, very fast. I get a lot of compliments from older adults too. Overall, Its just an Ok name.

9/13/2022 11:06:56 AM

My name is Anya in Russia this name is a short name for Anna. Pronounced like Ah-ni-ya. It's a common shortening so you may adress Anya easily to any Anna you meet. The meaning is the'same as Anna - grace. Came from jewish.

9/11/2022 8:19:20 PM

My name is Anya and like everyone else has said it is always pronounced wrong, spelled wrong (even when it is already spelled for them), or when I was little called "Onion" which I don't get as I lived in California. I have met one other "Anya" and one "Ania." Even with all the problems with the name I still love it and it always gets some kind of compliment.

9/10/2022 10:31:30 AM

there was a little girl who died of cancer, and her name was lila. i am naming my daughter lila in honor of that tough little cookie! love ya, Lila!

8/31/2022 5:30:36 PM

I named my daughter Anya (she was born Nov 2019) because I wanted to honor my Russian heritage and choose a name that was different...but not TOO different. I think It's beautiful and I love it more every day. I hope my daughter likes it as she gets older, but I have no problem calling her Anna or Annie if she prefers that.

6/30/2022 5:43:12 PM

i am about to name my baby anya i love this pretty russian name

6/26/2022 10:19:30 AM

I love the name. It's going to be my daughters name. Anya Elizabeth

4/23/2022 12:47:06 PM

My name is Anya Clare - I'm 27 years old. I absolutely love the uniqueness of my name! Most people I'meet make comments about how much they love the'sound of it. I highly recommend naming your baby girl "Anya!!!"

4/16/2022 3:16:30 AM

It's my favourite girl's name. My bf and I have picked it in case we have a daughter'someday. The name Anna/Anne is very important in my family, so I like that It's a unique twist on an important family name. I like how timeless and unique it is. It's one of those names you don't hear much, but It's not made up or stupid/weird. I also like that it honours my bf's heritage (he's Indian), and mine (I'm Irish). All round, perfect name in my opinion. :)

3/15/2022 7:15:00 AM

Hello! my name is Anya its pronounced On-ya and I get the Onion and Lasagna name a lot but i love my name and i've only met 1 or 2 people with the'same name in disney world in 2016.

2/15/2022 8:27:00 PM

My daughters name, I love it. We chose to spell it Anja. Yes, here in the UK she gets Lasanga and AnGA, not that it bothe's her or us!

2/1/2022 8:38:42 PM

My name is Anya but my parents spelled it Anja instead. I rarely have anyone pronounce it right the first time. I have had prounce It'seceral different ways including An-ya(with a soft A as in apple) Anjie and most commonly On-Ja(with a J sound) It gets old really fast having to correct people all the time. I am in middleschool and I often get teased when kids call me onion, lasagna, and omlette. But overall I do like my name and people that know me do pronounce it right. I have also gotten many compliments on it and I am glad my parents went with such a unique name and such a unique way to spell it.

1/4/2022 9:02:06 PM

Hi! My name is Anya, and I'm from Russia. I never liked my name as a child, because It's very common in Russia, but I did start to appreciate it a lot more since I'moved to the US. However, because my legal name is Anna, I do have a lot of explaining to do. Anya is one of many derivatives of Anna, othe's include Annushka, Anka/An'ka, Anechka, Anyuta(my favorite). Somehow I'managed to avoid being called "onion" as a child. It never even occurred to me until recently, when my brother-in-law started teaching my little nephew to call me "Auntie Onion" (I kind of love it :)

12/23/2021 9:49:48 AM

My name is Anja (yes with "j"). Its a very common name here in Germany but since I wanna live in the US one day I am glad I am going to have rare name then ;). I love unique names and always wanted to have one.

12/5/2021 6:11:06 PM

Ditto on being called onion and lasagna, etc. I grew up in Nashville,TN (born 1983) and Anya with a southern twang is not all that pretty. When I was very little I used to id myself to people as a variety of other names. Usually names of other girls I knew. Now that I am an adult I appreciate it more. It would be easy enough for a child who is having a tough time being teased to go be Annie or Anna. Then when'they get older they can use Anya if they choose.

11/28/2021 3:11:06 AM

My name is Anya, and I absolutley love my name. Everyone I'meet, loves my name. Many find it very unique and different, and that's what I like about it!

11/5/2021 7:06:00 AM

My name is Anya-anwu and i always got teased growing up and had to constantly correct people on the pronouciation. my name is pronounced AN-YAA-WU. By the time grade 4 came along, one teacher'said she would call me ANYA for short and that was it. I was then known as ANYA until I hit 18 when I legally changed my first name to my middle name. I took the meaning from ANYA-ANWU (the'setting sun) and used SUNSET as my middle name. It was a struggle growing up and always having to correct people and stand there helping them through the pronounciation for what felt like ever. I now realize the importance of having a powerful and unique name and have since launched a business using the name I was born with. The bottom line is most people even with the most seemingly simple names still have to correct othe's on how It'should sound. So be happy with the name you were given, it is who you are

10/26/2021 9:12:00 AM

My Granddaughter is named Anya. She was adopted by my daughter in 2021. She was born in Russia in the city of Moscow in 2020. Her birth name is Irina. She was renamed Anya after my wife Anne. We sometimes call her An-yee.

10/25/2021 10:13:12 PM

HI'my name is Anya from India .Many people often pronounce my name wrong but I don't care.its just fun.I have never meet an another person with this name.I feel great to have this name.

8/8/2021 11:09:00 AM

thats my name and there are noo key chains or anything with it


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*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Anya?
The origin of the name Anya is Hebrew.
*️⃣ How many people are named Anya?
Almost 17000 people are named Anya.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Anya?
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