Other Origin(s):Slavic
Meaning:Free man; Young deer; Garland; Crown
Fanya is a girl's name of primarily Slavic and Russian origin and is a diminutive of Frances, meaning "free man." Fanya also has other roots and meanings in a variety of cultures. It's an alternative spelling of Fawn derived from Old French faon, meaning "young deer." This name can also mean "garland" or "crown" and is a popular girl's name in India. People of note named Fanya include Fanya Anisimovna Baron, a Russian anarchist revolutionary, and Fanya Gottesfeld Heller, a Ukrainian-American memoirist. If you're looking for a name for baby with an international edge and diverse meanings, you'll fawn over Fanya.
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