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

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

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

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