Anya

Meaning of the name Anya. Listen and learn how to pronounce Anya so you can get the correct pronunciation for this girl name.

MEANING: Ancient Irish name from the noun aine that means “splendor, radiance, brilliance.” Aine is connected with fruitfulness and prosperity. The queen of the Munster fairies was called Aine as was one of the wives of Fionn Mac Cool (read the legend). Aine appears in folktales as “the best-hearted woman who ever lived – lucky in love and in money.”

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Anya Aine

PRONUNCIATION: awn + ye”

ENGLISH: Anya

AUDIO: (Listen to the late author Frank McCourt pronounce Anya and read along with the meaning)

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