Slavic and Russian

Nadya Origin and Meaning

The name Nadya is a girl's name of Russian origin meaning "hope".

Nadya and Nadia are Eastern European short forms -- for the more difficult Nadezhda -- now fully accepted on their own.

Famous People Named Nadya

  • Nadya Denise DoudSuleman aka Octomom, American mother of octuplets
  • Nadya Yuti HutagalungIndonesian actress, model and TV personality
  • Nadya A.R.Pakistani novelist
  • Nadezhda Nikolayevna "Nadya" RushevaRussian painter and illustrator
  • Nadya LaroucheCanadian children's novelist and playwright
  • Nadya OchnerItalian Olympic snowboarder
  • Nadezhda "Nadya" KarpovaRussian footballer

Nadya in Pop Culture

  • Nadya Gorodetskayacharacter in the Night Watch fantasy series