Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, and Yiddish diminutive of Hanna or Johanna
"grace; God is gracious"

Hanya Origin and Meaning

The name Hanya is a girl's name meaning "grace; God is gracious".

Hanya, made famous by American novelist Hanya Yanagihara and German dancer and choreographer Hanya Holm, is a simple straightforward name rare in the US, where only a handful of baby girls are named Hanya each year. But it makes a distinctive short form for the overused Hannah or an update for the old world Johanna, so deserves more attention.