Name Wanja Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Wanja


Wanja is a ♀ girl’s name and a ♂ boy’s name. Wanja thus belongs to the gender-neutral unisex names.

What is the origin of the name Wanja?

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.

What does the name Wanja mean?

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).

Pronunciation of Wanja

Variants of the name Wanja


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Popularity of the name Wanja

The name Wanja is ranked #3973 overall.

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