Russian variation of Anna

Anja Origin and Meaning

The name Anja is a girl's name of German, Russian origin meaning "grace".

Anja is one of the most internatioanl of several 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.

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Anja Popularity

Famous People Named Anja

  • Anja AndersenDanish Olympic handball player and coach
  • Anja GarbarekPolish,Norwegian singer/songwriter
  • Anja ParsonSwedish former alpine skier
  • Anja PlaschgAustrian musician
  • Anna "Anja" RubikPolish supermodel
  • Anja MittagGerman football player
  • Anja SteinlechnerAustrian,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 in Pop Culture

  • Anja Mittelmeiercharacter in Nancy Drew #24: The Captive's Curse.
  • Pronounced "AHNjah", is the feminine form of the word "angel" in Portuguese.
  • Anja SpiegelmanArt’s mother in the Holocaust graphic novel Maus