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Popularity
14k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Anya

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Russian
  • Meaning: Gracious, Merciful
  • #1977 All Time
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1k Aine (Irish)

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



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys Born
1943550
1947550
1955660
195614140
1958770
1959770
1960990
196112120
1962990
196326260
196422220
196519190
196631310
196729290
196832320
196943430
197032320
197128280
197238380
197350500
197445450
197557570
197657570
197769690
197872720
197972720
19803343340
19811661660
19821231230
19831451450
19841291290
198591910
198683830
198764640
198878780
19891131130
199099990
199180800
199296960
199396960
19941321320
19951401400
19961221220
19971521520
19982522520
19993263260
20004394390
20015085080
20025785780
20035965960
20046316310
20056806800
20067777770
20078958950
20088828820
20098898890
20107867860
20117247240
20127837830
20136886880
20146676670

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 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 882 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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Alternative Meanings

A is for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

Y is for young, the years never show!

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

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?

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 Apr 14, 1956

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 Saudi Arabia approximately on 1050. Your profession was builder of roads, bridges, and docks.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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