Gender: Female Pronunciation: VAHN-yah Origin of Vanja: Scandinavian, feminine variation of Vanya

The name Vanja is a girl's name of Scandinavian origin. Vanja and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop your least favorite name".

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snowsbeloved Says:


I see that too :/

RoddyThlayli Says:


This name is so pretty.

Sorceress Says:


Vanja is unisex name in Croatia, spelled this way. Vanya is Russian variation, which is boy name, but in Croatia this name is used as unisex name spelled only Vanja way.

DearestJules Says:


Quite beautiful when pronounced correctly, but at first I thought the "j" was pronounced phonetically and the name reminded me of (excuse me for saying this; maybe I just have a potty mind) a vag-ina.