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Anya pronunciation in the UK

(52 Posts)
sunshine555 Mon 16-Oct-17 13:36:18

After deciding on the name Anya (thank you those who helped) i have realised that it can be pronounced in a few ways. I like Ann-ya (as in ‘an’ apple). Is this the most common in the uk?
I have seen:
Ann-ya (my favourite)
How would you pronounce it and is Ann-ya wrong?
Thank you!

17caterpillars1mouse Mon 16-Oct-17 13:39:15

I'd say Ann-ya

superking Mon 16-Oct-17 13:40:05

I know two and they are both Ann-ya.

ErrolTheDragon Mon 16-Oct-17 13:40:43

I've only ever heard it pronounced Ann-ya.

RhonaRugMuncherr Mon 16-Oct-17 13:46:07

I would say Arn-ya. This is precisely why dp and I didn't use this name (it was the only one we both liked on 'named together' website) as he pronounced it as Ann-ya.

WhyOhWine Mon 16-Oct-17 13:50:43

There is an Irish name Aine (sp?) which I think is pronounced more like Onya.
I think anya is pronounced Ann ya

Chaffinch4 Mon 16-Oct-17 14:07:52

Ann-ya. Never heard another pronunciation. Lovely name.

everydayanewday Mon 16-Oct-17 14:26:03

Ann-ya, but I’ve heard Arn-ya.

Stringofpearls Mon 16-Oct-17 14:29:37

I agree with several others, Ann-ya. I like it, I went to school with an Anya who was super intelligent and a little mysterious.

steppemum Mon 16-Oct-17 14:31:38

I probably used to say Ann-ya
but since I lived in a Russian speaking country, my inclination would be to say Arn-ya

I think frozan has increased the likelihood of people sayign Arn-y after Anna (Arna) in the film

AppalachianWalzing Mon 16-Oct-17 14:33:35

I base my pronunciation from buffy the vampire slayer so would say Onya. I haven't heard Annya but again, I think Buffy is the only time I've come across the name.

The name Aine is pronounced Awnya, which is different again.

bluebells1 Mon 16-Oct-17 14:35:09

The one I know calls herself On-ya

TempsPerdu Mon 16-Oct-17 14:36:44

Only ever heard Ann-ya for Anya. I’ve come across a couple of Aines, which as others have said is pronounced differently. Lovely name, by the way!

NauticalDisaster Mon 16-Oct-17 14:38:31

I would say Awn-ya

grendel Mon 16-Oct-17 14:41:30

I know three people of varying ages called Anya/Anja and they all pronounce it Ann-ya. I've never heard it pronounced any other way.

Also knew a girl called Aine - pronounced On-ya - but that is a different name.

Roomba Mon 16-Oct-17 14:43:07

I'd say Ann-ya , as would most round here (N Lancs ). DS has a friend called Anya though, whose mother is from London and has a very cut glass RP accent. She doesn't quite say Ahhn-ya, but it's definitely not Ann-ya either - somewhere halfway between the two if that's possible!

Redpramlady Mon 16-Oct-17 14:45:25

Ann ya

mamahanji Mon 16-Oct-17 14:46:26

I love the name and pronounce it

OlennasWimple Mon 16-Oct-17 14:49:17

I say Ann-ya, but the American pronunciation is more usually On-ya

Ecureuil Mon 16-Oct-17 14:50:23

I’d say Ann-ya, as do the 2 I know

DramaAlpaca Mon 16-Oct-17 14:53:19

Anya is pronounced Ann-ya.

JesusTapdancingChrist Mon 16-Oct-17 14:54:55

It's Ann-ya.

steppemum Mon 16-Oct-17 16:20:49

Anya is pronounced Ann-ya
you pronounce it that way. It is not pronounced that way everywhere.

DramaAlpaca Mon 16-Oct-17 16:48:18

Sorry steppemum I should've started my comment with 'In my experience...' and not sounded so dogmatic about it grin

steppemum Mon 16-Oct-17 16:50:42


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