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Anya

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Russian
  • Meaning: Gracious, Merciful
  • #1957 All Time
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How popular is the baby name Anya in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1943 5 5 0
1947 5 5 0
1955 6 6 0
1956 14 14 0
1958 7 7 0
1959 7 7 0
1960 9 9 0
1961 12 12 0
1962 9 9 0
1963 26 26 0
1964 22 22 0
1965 19 19 0
1966 31 31 0
1967 29 29 0
1968 32 32 0
1969 43 43 0
1970 32 32 0
1971 29 29 0
1972 38 38 0
1973 50 50 0
1974 45 45 0
1975 57 57 0
1976 57 57 0
1977 69 69 0
1978 72 72 0
1979 72 72 0
1980 334 334 0
1981 166 166 0
1982 124 124 0
1983 145 145 0
1984 129 129 0
1985 91 91 0
1986 83 83 0
1987 64 64 0
1988 78 78 0
1989 113 113 0
1990 99 99 0
1991 80 80 0
1992 96 96 0
1993 96 96 0
1994 132 132 0
1995 140 140 0
1996 122 122 0
1997 152 152 0
1998 252 252 0
1999 326 326 0
2000 439 439 0
2001 508 508 0
2002 578 578 0
2003 596 596 0
2004 631 631 0
2005 680 680 0
2006 777 777 0
2007 895 895 0
2008 883 883 0
2009 889 889 0
2010 788 788 0
2011 725 725 0
2012 783 783 0
2013 688 688 0
2014 669 669 0
2015 556 556 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Anya baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 14,704 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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Anya" ranks #87 in popularity as a baby girl's name in New Hampshire. Imagine that, 13 babies in New Hampshire have the same name as you in 2008. Across the entire United States a total of 883 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Anya" mean? The list below shows the origins of Anya as well as things modernly associated with the name Anya such as celebrities named Anya.

Russian

Origin and Meaning of Anya

The name "Anya" is of Russian origin, and it means "Gracious, Merciful". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Anya Kochoff

Anya was born in 1969.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Anya

Anya Buffy
Anya Corazon
Anya Gortat
Anya Hindmarch
Anya Kamenetz
Anya Marina
Anya The 100
Anya Parampil
Anya Epstein

Alternative Meanings

A is for absolute, for you know your mind.

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

A is for agreeable, the best side of you!

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

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Anya born Mar 14, 1937

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Egypt approximately on 1425. Your profession was builder of houses, temples, and cathedrals.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

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