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Gender: F Meaning of Anya: "grace" Origin of Anya: Russian diminutive of Anna Anya's Popularity in 2012: #395

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Anya is an exotic Russian version that succeeds in making Ann dynamic. It is climbing the U.S. baby names popularity list, now at Number 395; it reentered the list in 1998.

Anya is the form found most frequently in Russia, Poland and other East European countries, while Anja is the spelling usually preferred in Germany Norway, Denmark, Germany, Sweden and The Netherlands.

Anya is often used as a character name with a bit of foreign flair. Aside from its authentic use in Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard, it has appeared as Audrey Hepburn's name in Roman Holiday, on Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, and as the latest Spider-Girl, who is also known as Arana. In literature, Anya Seton is the pen name of Ann Seton, author of such best-selling mid-century historical novels as Dragonwyck.

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Famous People Named Anya

Anya Ayoung-Chee, Winner of Season 9 "Project Runaway" & former beauty queen
Anya Rozova, American fashion model
Anya Marina, singer known for "Satellite Heart" (included on The Twilight Saga: New Moon soundtrack)

Pop Culture References for the Name Anya

Anya, Title character's nickname in the 1997 film Anastasia.
Anya Jenkins, character on the show "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
Anya, character in the book "Because of Anya"
Anya Balanchine, protagonist of novel "All These Things I've Done"
Anya MacPherson, character from Degrassi: The Next Generation
Anya, character in the book 'Anya's Ghost'
Anya Smith, alias of Audrey Hepburn's character, Princess Ann, in Roman Holiday

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