Anya: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Anya
Origin of the name Anna:
Anna is a Latinate variant of the French Anne, a cognate of the Hebrew Hannah (gracious, full of grace).
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Anya is a beautiful, feminine, unusual name.
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It means Gracious and Merciful.
Its origin is Russian.
In Hungarian, anya means "mother".
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Anya Seton Chase, historical fiction writer
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Anya Jenkins, character from TV show "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
Anya McPherson, character from TV show "Degrassi: TNG"
In the movie "Anastasia," the amnesiac princess Anastasia went by the name Anya.