Anya

Anya - A very unique female name



  Jan 16,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Anya, meaning grace, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1963 on position #2300. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Anya and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Anya? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Anya. The baby girl name Anya was given to 746 baby girls in 2012, ranking #393 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,894 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Anya peaked in popularity 10 years ago in 2009 on position 367.



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Anya is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Anya is currently topping the baby name charts in District of Columbia at position #102 - and is the least popular in Tennessee at position #822.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Anya is where you live.


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Anya origin and meaning

Anya is a 4 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means grace. To see famous people named Anya, pop culture references for the name Anya and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Anya

We've found the following names that sound similar to Anya, sorted by popularity.

Anna / Amy / Ann / Anne / Annie / Ana / Aimee / Amaya / Aniyah / Amie /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012393
2011436
2010409
2009367
2008374
2007370
2006410
2005454
2004470
2003493
2002484
2001527
2000607
1999675
1998817
19971278
19961435
19951363
19941194
19931663
19921726
19912023
19901862
19891452
19881681
19872114
19861782
19851519
19841078
19831026
19821163
1981957
1980552
19791665
19781728
19771638
19761589
19751808
19741993
19732639
19722389
19712435
19691600
19682208
19661781
19632300

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
District of Columbia102
Massachusetts171
Delaware174
Maryland221
Connecticut240
Pennsylvania268
New Jersey284
Washington288
Virginia303
New York307
Colorado312
Oregon323
Wisconsin329
Minnesota331
Michigan336
Arizona342
Kansas357
Illinois362
Utah377
Louisiana408
California409
Ohio414
Nevada425
Iowa456
Georgia463
Missouri472
South Carolina477
Florida515
Indiana525
Oklahoma597
Texas655
North Carolina667
Kentucky754
Tennessee822

Even more about Anya


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Anya a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Anya?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2009
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Anya
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 1,894
Letter count 4
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1963
2012 births +746

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