Gender: Female Pronunciation: AHN-ya Meaning of Anja: "grace" Origin of Anja: 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 exotic 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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Ariana157 Says:


I would use this name if I didn't live in a English speaking country . The J would be pronounced incorrectly too many times .