Gender: Female Origin of Tanya: Russian diminutive of Tatiana Meaning of Tatiana: Russian from Latin family name

Tanya Origin and Meaning

The name Tanya is a girl's name of Russian origin.

Long integrated into the U. S. name pool but still retaining some Slavic flavor, Tanya feels a bit tired; it's ready for replacement by cooler Russian choices like Sasha, Mischa, or parent name Tatiana.

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Famous People Named Tanya

Pop Culture References for the name Tanya

Taneea, Tonnya, Tonya, Tarnia, Tanita, Tana, Tahnee, Tawnya, Tonyah, Tahnya, Tania, Tannia, Tarnya, Tanazia

Tanya's International Variations

Tanja, Tahnia (German)


Daiseymae Says:


I have known more people who spell it this way, and they pronounce it as "Tonya" except for Tanya Tucker.

fromtheocean12 Says:


Tanya is also a Sanskrit name, but the T isn't pronounced like a hard T as in "time" but a soft "th" sound like "this", and rhymes with Anya. So like "thaaanya".

abertawe Says:


I can’t stand when people say this like Tonya. It’s an a! It rhymes with “tan”!

paulapuddephatt Says:


I love Tanya/Tania.