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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
199
in the U.S.
in 2010

Anya

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98k Ana (Spanish)
1k Aine (Irish)

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

Fun Facts about the name Anya

  • How many people with the first name Anya have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 14,704 babies born with the first name Anya in the United States. That's more than enough people named Anya to occupy the territory of Wallis and Futuna (France) with an estimated population of 13,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Anya? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1943 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Anya first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Anya is Saturday, June 25th, 1892.
  • What year had the most people named Anya born? The highest recorded use of the first name Anya was in 2007 with a total of 895 babies.
  • Random Anya Factoid: According to the 2006 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Anya ranks 76th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Alaska. Imagine that, 10 babies in Alaska have the same name as you in 2006.
  • Weird things about the name Anya: Your name in reverse order is Ayna. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ayna. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Anya? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 199 people with the last name Anya.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Anya? Anya is one of the most unique last names recorded.
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Popularity of Anya as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Anya U.S.
  White 10.55% 64.26%
  African American 52.76% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.52% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 30.15% 16.26%

Of Last Name Anya

People with the last name Anya are most frequently White, African American, or Hispanic or Latino

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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.

Phonetic rendering of Аня, Russian informal pet form of Анна (Anna, = Ann).

  1. A female given name of modern usage.

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

What does the name Anya mean?

Ais for accord, the harmony you spread.

Nis for nurturing, the care you provide to all

Yis for yippee, and the things that inspire you to yell it

Ais for accomplished, in all that you do.

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