Anya Josephine Marie Taylor-Joy (1996-) is an American-born Argentine-British actress. She appeared in the fantasy series Atlantis, and earned several accolades with the period horror film The Witch.
noisynora  1/12/2021
I picture a spoiled little blonde girl. Yucky, prissy name.
― Anonymous User  12/27/2020
Sounds very pretty.
AbbeyDawn  9/14/2020
My name is Anya, and I'm Indian, not Russian. I was surprised when I found that "Indian" was not on the BIG list of origins….
― Anonymous User  8/30/2020
In Russian, Anya is sometimes used as a diminutive of Anastasia/Anastasiya, though it is usually used as a diminutive of Anna.
glacier_bear_82  7/27/2020
My friend's name is Anya and she's not Russian she's Indian!
awesomegirlkamilahah  1/15/2020
someone-  11/17/2019
This is my favorite name for a girl, and if I ever have a daughter, I'll be naming her Anya Carrie (Carrie after my mom). It's simple, beautiful, and easy to spell.
jaclyn8911  8/3/2019
I have a friend with this name. I’ve always loved the sweet simplicity of it. Beautiful!
GabriellaConcetta  7/29/2019
Anya sounds like a nickname for someone named Anastasia.
Chloechan555  5/29/2019
Super pretty!
kayisforkeen  11/15/2018
In 2018, 3 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Anya* who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 2022nd most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.

*as a first name, not a nickname.
― Anonymous User  10/22/2018
I find this name much prettier than "Anna", plus it has more character. Most Russian names are lovely in general. Anya is one of my favorites.
saranade  7/27/2018
In 'Waiting for Anya' by Michael Morpurgo, the girl they wait for right through the book is named Anya. (Obviously, see the title). I also love this book and it makes a good association with the name Anya.
BeccyLeader2  5/5/2018
Anya Monzikova is a Russian-American model and actress. Monzikova was born in Vologda, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union. She lived in Russia up to the age of eight, when she moved to Florida. After she graduated from high school, she moved again to Los Angeles, California to pursue a career in acting. She currently is studying Wushu and taking stunt classes, so she can do her own stunts when she stars in an action movie.
cutenose  5/18/2017
Means "mother" in Hungarian.
electraheart  5/13/2017
Modern English usage, Pronunced "AHN-yə" in English.
heyyyyyyyyyyyy  12/17/2016
To be quite honest, Anya sounds less like the name of someone who's strong and independent to me and more like someone who's sweet and innocent. This may be because of the term "An'ya" in Long Dau, which means "Hey!" and sounds cute especially when the "N" is emphasized; which is something I do by default when hearing this name.
TheOfficialMeriru  11/9/2016
This is my name and I get called horrible nicknames like onya, yanya and nunya. This is very annoying but I love my name all the same.
LiveLoveLaughMagic  9/26/2016
I love to watch you cheer
It’s been that way for half a year
It’s like we belong
So I wrote this song, yeah
You’re my one
My only Anya

These are lyrics to an original song by a character in Degrassi (Sav). Like if you know what I'm talking about!

On a more serious note, this name is absolutely beautiful to me. I would love to have a name like that!
Blaxworth  9/20/2016
Anya Vyrubova was a friend of Tsarita Alexandra Feodorva of Russia.
Eileen1209864  6/30/2016
This name is simply beautiful. Every positive adjective can be used to describe it. If you are considering this name for your little girl, some combos I have that you more than welcome to take a look at are:

Anya Caroline
Anya Charlotte
Anya Josephine.
― Anonymous User  4/24/2016
I love the name Anya. It's pretty and feminine, as well as strong and refined. I would definitely name my daughter (if I have one) Anya. Also, here are some cute combinations (the ones further up, posted by a certain Anonymous User, are also great):
• Anya Rose
• Anya Pearl
• Carolyn Anya
• Anya Kea (KAY-a).
BeccyLeader2  5/5/2018
Whenever I hear the name Anya, I think of Anya Koala. She's a cool person, and I think that maybe lots of people should check out her website! She's my friend, and she's awesome! I like her name.
Milkweeddragon  7/18/2015
My sister is called Anya and people nickname her "annie" I prefer Anya much better though but people don't seem to like it much.
― Anonymous User  4/5/2015
On the American television series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", Anya Jenkins is a main character (played by actress Emma Caulfield).
― Anonymous User  7/19/2012
This is the name of the main character of the Cathy Cassidy book, Angel Cake.
Hushpuppy  4/12/2012
Anya Kop was the runner-up on the 10th season of "America's Next Top Model".
― Anonymous User  3/11/2012
An absolutely lovely name!
blueeyes16  1/9/2012
Very sweet name. Wonderful alternative to the pretty but played out Anna.
Chrila96  12/12/2010
I LOVE the name Anya! If I ever have a daughter I want to name her this, it's such a pretty name! :]
― Anonymous User  2/28/2010
I like the name Anya, it is sweet and delicate.
Alora  1/25/2010
Runner-up for America's Next Top Model Cycle 10. She's Russian-Hawaiian.
mattaliano  1/14/2010
Anya is a young woman residing in Harrogath (Act V, the special added-on act) in Diablo II: Lord of Destruction. She identifies items in Cain's place and will sell unidentified items. After beating the Act, she will personalize a weapon with the player's name.
Lily_le_Fae  12/28/2009
Anya is a name I'm very fond of.
Short, Sweet, and let's not forget gorgeous and beautiful. I love this name.
italiannames  11/4/2009
I'm an aspiring writer and my main character nickname is Anya. It suits a strong and intelligent person and I really like it.
SebastianCharlie4evr  1/25/2009
I would love to give this name to my daughter, I'm from Czech Republic and here is name the Anna from which is the name Anya derived really common.
janabuchtova  8/25/2008
Anya is my name, and I have always loved it! It is soft, easy to say, and not too long. Although, some people do have trouble pronouncing it; I get called 'AW-nya' a lot.
AnyaLee  7/8/2008
My name's Anna and I go by Anya about half the time. I think it's very sweet and would be lovely as a given name. I love that it works in many different languages.
anya_kiki  4/26/2008
Anya is a pretty name. I know it is a form of Anna. I also feel that it could still be used to honor Tanya or Tonya. I think that would be a cute way to honor those other names as well.
― Anonymous User  1/28/2008
Anya Seton (1904-1990) was an excellent author of historical novels during the period 1941-1975. All of her books were bestsellers. She was christened Ann but adopted Anya as her pen name.
queenv  10/3/2007
I think it's funny that people assume (because of Buffy) that Anya is a nickname for Anyanka. It would actually be the other way around. Anyanka would be a Russian pet form of Anya.
― Anonymous User  7/13/2007
Prounounced AHN-yah.
JuliaF  7/10/2007
This is the name of the youngest daughter in Anton Chekhov's play "The Cherry Orchard."
lisjose  5/2/2007
My name is Anna and I like Anya much better. It has a softer sound to it, but at the same time it belongs to a stronger person.
YMPvt  3/4/2007
His name is Anoup. My name is Priya. If I have a baby girl I will name her ANYA. His first two words and my last two. Saw the meaning "Gracious" in Russian. The very mentioning of the name makes my lips curve to a heartfelt smile.
toughbull  1/19/2007
You could also spell it 'Annia'.
bibi66  12/28/2006
Anya is the name of a model on NBC's Deal or No Deal.
LimeGreen  11/28/2006
"Anya" is the name of the princess that Audrey Hepburn plays in the movie "Roman Holiday".
sineadleigh  4/19/2006
Anya can also mean "Mother, Maternal, Parent or Queen" in Hungarian.
Ciarda  10/19/2005
It is the name given to Anastasia in the film "Anastasia".
6diablesse6  8/4/2005
Judging by the steady increase in popularity, in conjunction with the years, it seems as though it is a direct realtion the the character ANYA from tv's Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Personally, after Willow, she was my favorite female character on the show. It is a beautifully exotic sounding name. Her full name on the show was ANYANKA, ans she was a vengeance demon-turned-human.
clowder8  4/11/2005

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