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Gender: M Origin of Vanya: Russian, diminutive of John

This short form of Ivan just could join the other Russian nickname names coming into fashion, and it does have the Chekhov connection.

Famous People Named Vanya

Pop Culture References for the Name Vanya

"Uncle Vanya," play Anton Chekhov
Vanya, doorman in the Gossip Girl series

Vanechka, Vanek, Vanka, Vanusha, Wanya

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