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What does the name "Anya" mean?

Anya (Russian): Gracious, Merciful

The name "Anya" is of Russian origin and it means "Gracious, Merciful". It's a name commonly given to girls. There are 21 other names that are similar to this one.

A is for able, for you surely are.

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

Y is for young, the years never show!

A is for abundant, your cheer knows no bounds.

Your name in reverse order is "Ayna". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Yaan". How do you pronounce that?

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How popular is the name "Anya" in the U.S.?


Want to know about the populiarty of Anya? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 14,140 babies born with the name Anya in the United States. That's more than enough Anyas to occupy the territory of Wallis and Futuna (France) with an estimated population of 13,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name first appeared in the year 1943 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Anya" was in 2007 with a total of 895 babies.

According to the 1980 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Anya" is not a popular baby girl's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, only 18 babies in Louisiana have the same name as you in 1980. Across the entire United States a total of only 334 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

Where is the name Anya popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Anya in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the midwest? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Anya

Anya Kochoff

Anya was born in 1969.


Past life for Anya born Dec 29, 1945

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Western Russia approximately on 1500. Your profession was designer, engineering, and craftsman.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. You fulfill your lesson by helping old folks and children. You came to that life to learn to care about weak and helpless.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

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