- this week

Gender: Female Meaning of Fanya: "from France; free man" Origin of Fanya: Slavic and Russian diminutive of Frances

The name Fanya is a girl's name of Slavic, Russian origin meaning "from France; free man". Fanya and is often added to lists like Russian Baby Girl Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Hunt for our favourite girl names (Alphabet-wise)".

From the experts:

Fanya might make an exotic and unusual short form for the classic Frances, or could stand as a full name on its own. Definitely classier than Tanya but with the same Eastern European flavor.

Find other names based on Fanya using our baby name generator.

Famous People Named Fanya

Fanya Anisimovna Baron, Russian anarchist revolutionary
Fanya Gottesfeld Heller, Ukrainian-American memoirist

Pop Culture References for the name Fanya