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Gender: F Pronunciation: AHN-ya Meaning of Anja: "grace" Origin of Anja: Russian variation of Anna

Anja is one of the most exotic of several ethnic versions of Ann/Anna now being imported, also including Anya and Annika.

Anja is heard in several European cultures, including Germany, Holland, and the Scandinavian countries--and it has a variety of pronunciations.

Supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio has a daughter called Anja, as does former Bachelor Andrew Firestone.

Famous People Named Anja

Anja Andersen, Danish Olympic handball player and coach
Anja Garbarek, Polish-Norwegian singer/songwriter
Anja Parson, Swedish former alpine skier
Anja Plaschg, Austrian musician
Anna "Anja" Rubik, Polish supermodel
Anja Steinlechner, Austrian-American singer/songwriter
Anja Louise Ambrosia Mazur (2008), daughter of supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio & Jamie Mazur
Anja Jasmine Firestone (2011), daughter of TV personality Andrew Firestone of "The Bachelor"
Anja Mittag, German football player

Pop Culture References for the name Anja

Anja Mittelmeier, character in Nancy Drew #24: The Captive's Curse.