Wanja is a masculine name in Russian and East Slavic, a feminine name in Bulgarian and South Slavic and a feminine name in Brazilian. It is a diminutive of the Slavic name Iwan, which is a form of Johannes.
Wanja means “Yahweh is gracious” (from Hebrew “yo/יֹו”, abbreviation of “yeho/יְהוֹ” = referring to the Hebrew God + “ḥanán/חָנַן” = to show favor/to be gracious).
The name Wanja is ranked #3973 overall.
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Last updated: 4/13/2022
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