Tanya

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117k
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since 1880
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Origin and Meaning of Tanya

User Submitted Origins

     Russian
47%
     Indian (Sanskrit)
17%
     English
13%
     Hindi
12%
     Punjabi
1%
     African
1%
     Slavic
1%
     African American
1%
     Hindu
1%
     Zimbabwe
1%
     German
1%
     Anglo-Saxon
1%

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  • According to a user from India, the name Tanya is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Gentle as trees".
  • A submission from United Kingdom says the name Tanya means "Indian/english god" and is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin.
  • A submission from India says the name Tanya means "Of the family" and is of Hindu origin.
  • A submission from United Kingdom says the name Tanya means "We have comforted" and is of Zimbabwe origin.
  • A submission from Canada says the name Tanya means "Fairy princess" and is of Russian origin.
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Borrowed in the twentieth century from the Russian pet form Та́ня (Tánja) of Татья́на (Tatʹjána, “Tatiana”).

  1. A female given name.

From Hebrew תַּנְיָא (tanyā), the first word in the book, from Aramaic תַּנְיָא (tanyā, “it was taught [in a beraita]”)

  1. the main work of Chabad Hassidic philosophy, formally called Likkutei Amarim, written by Shneur Zalman of Liadi, first published in 1797

    Notable Persons Named Tanya

    Tanya Roberts is an actor, television producer, actress, and producer. She was most active from 1975 to 2006. Tanya was given the name Victoria Leigh Blum on October 15th, 1955 in New York, U.S.

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    Tanya Tucker is a country music singer-songwriter. She plays Acoustic guitar and Vocals. She was most active from 1972 to 1972. Tanya was given the name Tanya Denise Tucker on October 10th, 1958 in Seminole, Texas.

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    Tanya was born on March 31st, 1979 in Liverpool.

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    Tanya Burr is a youtube vlogger, blogger, make-up artist, and author. She has had major accomplishments since 2009. Tanya was born on June 9th, 1989 in Norwich, Norfolk, England.

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    Tanya Plibersek is a Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Deputy Leader of the Labor Party, Minister for Health, Medical Research, Minister for Human Services, Minister for Social Inclusion, Minister for Housing, Minister for the Status of Women, List of Australian Leaders of the. Tanya was born on December 2nd, 1969 in Sydney, Australia.

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    Tanya Donelly is an indie rock and alternative rock singer, songwriter, guitarist, and guitar. Her career lasted from 1981 to 1996. Tanya was born on July 14th, 1966.

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    How popular is the baby name Tanya in the U.S.?

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
    1914 10 10 0
    1915 6 6 0
    1916 6 6 0
    1917 6 6 0
    1918 11 11 0
    1919 9 9 0
    1920 12 12 0
    1921 6 6 0
    1924 11 11 0
    1925 9 9 0
    1926 10 10 0
    1927 8 8 0
    1928 14 14 0
    1929 14 14 0
    1930 25 25 0
    1931 31 31 0
    1932 17 17 0
    1933 21 21 0
    1934 26 26 0
    1935 38 38 0
    1936 73 73 0
    1937 47 47 0
    1938 45 45 0
    1939 60 60 0
    1940 70 70 0
    1941 99 99 0
    1942 151 151 0
    1943 195 195 0
    1944 196 196 0
    1945 187 187 0
    1946 294 294 0
    1947 309 309 0
    1948 284 284 0
    1949 272 272 0
    1950 354 354 0
    1951 384 384 0
    1952 423 423 0
    1953 533 533 0
    1954 607 607 0
    1955 696 696 0
    1956 1,013 1,007 6
    1957 1,203 1,203 0
    1958 1,246 1,246 0
    1959 1,461 1,461 0
    1960 1,541 1,541 0
    1961 1,655 1,648 7
    1962 1,814 1,808 6
    1963 1,854 1,848 6
    1964 1,968 1,968 0
    1965 2,021 2,021 0
    1966 2,177 2,168 9
    1967 2,672 2,659 13
    1968 3,410 3,401 9
    1969 3,976 3,966 10 #90 girl name
    1970 4,882 4,863 19 #76 girl name
    1971 4,865 4,853 12 #72 girl name
    1972 5,423 5,402 21 #54 girl name
    1973 5,659 5,630 29 #50 girl name
    1974 6,037 5,996 41 #46 girl name
    1975 5,406 5,380 26 #50 girl name
    1976 4,842 4,820 22 #61 girl name
    1977 4,108 4,085 23 #67 girl name
    1978 3,588 3,578 10 #81 girl name
    1979 3,236 3,225 11 #93 girl name
    1980 3,449 3,437 12 #88 girl name
    1981 3,421 3,408 13 #92 girl name
    1982 2,608 2,600 8
    1983 2,239 2,228 11
    1984 2,124 2,110 14
    1985 2,124 2,113 11
    1986 1,771 1,764 7
    1987 1,759 1,749 10
    1988 1,512 1,504 8
    1989 1,393 1,388 5
    1990 1,125 1,118 7
    1991 1,115 1,109 6
    1992 1,054 1,054 0
    1993 1,117 1,117 0
    1994 715 707 8
    1995 621 621 0
    1996 576 571 5
    1997 472 472 0
    1998 399 399 0
    1999 404 404 0
    2000 454 454 0
    2001 417 417 0
    2002 464 464 0
    2003 451 451 0
    2004 430 430 0
    2005 400 400 0
    2006 369 369 0
    2007 354 354 0
    2008 333 333 0
    2009 268 268 0
    2010 247 247 0
    2011 223 223 0
    2012 204 204 0
    2013 149 149 0
    2014 130 130 0
    2015 106 106 0
    2016 92 92 0
    2017 91 91 0
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    Popularity of Tanya as a first name

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    Fun Facts about the name Tanya

    • What name lists does Tanya rank for?
    • How Popular is the name Tanya? Tanya is the 587th most popular name of all time.
    • How many people with the first name Tanya have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 116,806 babies born with the first name Tanya in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tanya to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tanya? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
    • When was Tanya first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tanya is Friday, October 8th, 1886.
    • What year had the most people named Tanya born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tanya was in 1974 with a total of 5,996 babies. That's a lot of babies named Tanya!
    • Random Tanya Factoid: According to the 1976 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tanya ranks 42nd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Alaska. Imagine that, 14 babies in Alaska have the same name as you in 1976.
    • Weird things about the name Tanya: Your name in reverse order is Aynat. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aanyt. How do you pronounce that?

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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