Other Origin(s):Latin; Hebrew
Meaning:Bitterness, sea of bitterness; Beloved
Give your beloved a name like Manya! Manya is a girl’s name of Russian and Latin origins, meaning “bitterness," "sea of bitterness," and "beloved.” A guiding light for any parent, baby Manya is sure to have a long-lasting effect on everyone they meet. This name is also related to powerhouses Mary and Maria, though Manya’s uniqueness still takes the cake.
  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 216, 222

  • Behind the Name, Manya, December 2017

  • Name Doctor, Manya

  • Behind the Name, Maria, April 2022

  • Behind the Name, Mary, January 2022

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