[ 3 syll. a-ni-yah, an-iy-ah ] The baby girl name Aniyah is pronounced as aa-Niy-Yaa- †. Aniyah is largely used in the English language. Its origin is Polish and Hebrew. From Polish roots, its meaning is God was gracious, God has shown favor. The adoption of the forms Aniyah and Aniya could have been recently influenced from their similarity in sound to Amaya. The latter name gained prominence in 2000 when it was known from a contestant, Amaya Brecher, from the popular MTV reality television series 'The Real World: Hawaii'.
Aniyah is an English variant transcription of the name Aniya (English, Polish, and Russian).
Aniyah is also a variant transcription of Anna.
Aniyah is also a variant transcription of the name Anya (Latvian, Lithuanian, Russian, English, and Indian).
The name Aniya (English) is a variant transcription of Aniyah.
See also the related form, Ania (Polish and Russian).
Aniyah is a popular baby girl name. The name's popularity has been rising since the 1990s; before that, it was of irregular use only. At the modest peak of its usage in 2009, 0.090% of baby girls were given the name Aniyah. It was #180 in rank then. In 2016, its usage was 0.060% and its ranking #271, and it was the 2nd most popular after Anna, out of all girl names in its family. In 2016, it was 4 times more popular than Aniyah.
† Pronunciation for Aniyah: AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; Y as in "you (Y.UW)"