I believe yesterday, someone asked me what the name "Anya" meant. Or maybe they didn't, well; I truly don't remember, but that doesn't mean I can't tell you. Anyway, it means "grace" or "favor of grace".; and the name "Anya" actually originated from the name "Hannah", then it got cut down to "Annie", then shorten again to "Anya". A lot of people (years ago), would have re-shorten the name "Anya", by taking out the "y" in it. I have no idea Y (Why), lol;-)
Anya is rarely used as a boy's name. Compare that to the name "Nico", now on the other hand, Nico is used as a girl's name a lot! Now I have no idea Y (Why), ha! See what I did there? I re-used the Y again. Lol;-). Anyway..... Why would you name your daughter "Nico"? I am not saying Nico is a bad name. Y (Why), hehehe, would I say that? I like the name. As you can see I have a Ragdoll named that!
The meaning of the name Nico is 'victory of the people'. Nico is name of Greek origin given to boys and whose pronunciation is Nee-koe. The name is a form of Nicholas, but also has other variant forms which are; Nicos, Niko and Nikos.
Anya is Russian.