Anja Name Meaning & Origin

Anja

Pronunciation: AHN-yə (key)

Origin of the name Anna:

Anna is a Latinate variant of the French Anne, a cognate of the Hebrew Hannah (gracious, full of grace).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.Buy the book

Related Names:

Anya, Anna

Looking for the perfect name? Try the Name MatchMaker to find the perfect baby name for you!

NameVoyager

US Popularity of Anja Over Time

Sister & Brother Names

Know an Anja? What are her siblings named?

Contribute your knowledge to the name Anja

Comments and insights on the name Anja: | Edit

We named our first and only daughter Anja. We are Finnish and this spelling is more common in Scandinavia. Everyone says it's a beautiful name and the "j" just makes it unique!

Anja and Jana are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

Personal experiences with the name Anja: | Edit

I have a good friend named Anja who is German -- the 'j' definitely throws Americans in pronunciation, but not for long.

I know an Anja. She is the only Anja I know. All the others are spelt Anya with a y. Her siblings also have unusual/usually-spelt names.

Nicknames for Anja: | Edit

Ani (ON-ee)

Meanings and history of the name Anja: | Edit
Share what you know!
Famous real-life people named Anja: | Edit

Anja Jasmine Firestone (b. 2011), daughter of American TV reality show personality Andrew Firestone

Anja in song, story & screen: | Edit
Share what you know!
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
66
No Way
Definitely

Smart?

76
No Way
Definitely

Sexy?

63
No Way
Definitely

Friendly?

63
No Way
Definitely

Creative?

62
No Way
Definitely

Strong?

62
No Way
Definitely

Young?

64
No Way
Definitely

Sophisticated?