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Gender: F Meaning of Nadya: "hope" Origin of Nadya: Slavic and Russian

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 Doud-Suleman aka Octomom, American mother of octuplets
Nadya Yuti Hutagalung, Indonesian actress, model and TV personality
Nadyalee Torres (Lopez), Miss Mundo Puerto Rico 2013
Nadya A.R., Pakistani novelist
Nadezhda Nikolayevna "Nadya" Rusheva, Russian painter and illustrator
Nadya Larouche, Canadian children's novelist and playwright
Nadya Ochner, Italian Olympic snowboarder

Pop Culture References for the name Nadya

Nadya Gorodetskaya, character in the Night Watch fantasy series