Vanya: unisex baby name meaning and popularity



This is a diminutive of the Russian name Ivan, which is a variation of John, meaning "God is gracious." But thanks to its A-ending, it can be a great fit for either boys or girls. Kinda like all those little yellow pajamas you bought before you found out what kind of baby you were expecting.



Famous people named Vanya:

Scientist Vanya Mirzoyan; Miss World 2012 Vanya Mishra; volleyball player Vanya Sokolova.

Fun fact:

Fans of "Gossip Girl" might recognize Vanya as the name of the doorman in the series.

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