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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 (2011), daughter of American TV star Andrew Firestone

Pop Culture References for the name Anja

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