Vanya: unisex baby name meaning and popularity

Vanya

[VON-yuh]

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.

Nicknames:

Van.

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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