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

The name Nadya is a girl's name of Russian origin meaning "hope". Nadya and is often added to lists like Cool Girl Names From Around the World and discussed in our forums with posts like "follow the last letter".

From the experts:

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

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Famous People Named Nadya

Nadya Denise Doud-Suleman aka Octomom, American mother of octuplets
Nadya Yuti Hutagalung, Indonesian actress, model and TV personality
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
Nadezhda "Nadya" Karpova, Russian footballer

Pop Culture References for the name Nadya

Nadya Gorodetskaya, character in the Night Watch fantasy series


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