Russian diminutive of Anna

Anya Origin and Meaning

The name Anya is girl's name of Russian origin meaning "grace".
Anya is a Russian variation of Anna, which came from the Hebrew name Hannah. Anya is the form found most frequently in Russia, Poland, and other East European countries, while Anja is the spelling usually preferred in Germany Norway, Denmark, Germany, Sweden, and The Netherlands. In the Hungarian language, Anya also means mother.

It is often used as a character name with a bit of foreign flair. Aside from its authentic use in Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard, Anya has appeared as Audrey Hepburn's name in Roman Holiday, on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and as the latest Spider-Girl, who is also known as Arana. In literature, Anya Seton is the pen name of Ann Seton, author of such best-selling mid-century historical novels as Dragonwyck.
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Famous People Named Anya

  • Anya RozovaAmerican fashion model
  • Anya TaylorJoy, Argentine,British actress
  • Anya MarinaAmerican singer known for "Satellite Heart"
  • Anya GallaccioBritish artist
  • Anya VerkhovskayaRussian,American filmmaker
  • Anya MarinaAmerican singer,songwriter
  • Anya MonzikovaRussian,American model
  • Anya TarandaAmerican model and showgirl; wife of songwriter Harold Arlen
  • Anya Setonpen name of American romance author Ann Seton
  • Anya KamenetzAmerican journalist

Anya in Pop Culture

  • Anyathe make character in the Broadway musical "Anastasia"
  • AnyaAnastasia's nickname in 1997 movie "Anastasia"
  • Anyanka "Anya" Christina Emmanuella Jenkinscharacter on TV's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
  • "Because of Anya" novel by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Anya Piddlingmain character from "Mist & Whispers" (The Weaver's Riddle series) by C. M. Lucas
  • Anya Balanchinecharacter in "All These Things I've Done" by Gabrielle Zevin
  • Anya MacPhersoncharacter from TV's "Degrassi: The Next Generation"
  • Anya Borzakovskayacharacter in "Anya's Ghost" by Vera Brosgol
  • Anya Smithalias of Audrey Hepburn's character, Princess Ann, in "Roman Holiday"
  • Anya Hepburncharacter from the anime "Soul Eater Not!"
  • Anya Sofia Corazon aka SpiderGirl, character in Marvel Comics
  • Anya Alstreimcharacter in Code Geass.
  • Anya AmasovaBond girl in "The Spy Who Loved Me"
  • Anya Clauswife of Santa in "Santa Claus: The Movie"
  • Anya Stroudthe dispatch girl in video game Gears of War
  • Anyaan alchemist in video game Diablo II: Lord of Destruction.
  • Anyadaughter of Magneto in X,Men comics
  • Anyaa guardian in the Star Trek episode "The Dauphin".
  • Anya. character in manga "Negima!"
  • Anyaa mission director in video game "Project I.G.I.: I'm Going In"
  • Anyarecurring character on TV's "The 100"
  • Anyaa lighthouse in video game "To the Moon"