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Donya is a multicultural baby name. Most agree that it is a Russian or Persian option. In Russia, it is specifically derived from a nickname. In America, Donya is a top 14,000 option at rank 13,889.

Meaning of the name Donya:

Persian: world
Russian: well-pleased, satisfied

Origin of the name Donya:

Donya is a unique baby name with two origin stories. In Persia, it represents the word for “world.” In Tatar cultures, Donya could be a play on Dunya. Dunya was the diminutive of Avdotya, the Russian form of Eudocia. Eudocia is the Latinized version of Eudokia, which comes from the Greek word “eudokeo.” “Eudokeo” comes from two terms, “eu” and “dokeo.”

Symbolism of the name Donya:

The baby name Donya has two different meanings. Donya is the Persian word for “world.” It also dates back to the Russian name Avdotya, a version of the Greek Eudokia. Eudokia comes from the word “eudokeo,” which translates to “well-pleased” or “satisfied.” It comes from the terms “eu” and “dokeo.” “Eu” means “good,” and “dokeo” means “to think,” “to imagine,” or “to suppose.”

Style of the name Donya:


Gender of the name Donya:

Donya is a unique name for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Donya:

DOAN-yuh or DON-yuh

Number of syllables in the name Donya:


Emotion evoked from the name Donya:

Donya is a simple and unique name for girls. It is wholesome and kindhearted.

Alternative spellings for the name Donya:

  • Donyah
  • Doanya
  • Doanyah

Nicknames for the name Donya:

  • Yaya
  • Dony
  • Donie
  • Doni
  • Don 
  • Dodo

Popularity of the name Donya:

Donya has no history as a top 1,000 baby name in America. As of 2021, Donya was a top 14,000 option. More specifically, Donya is number 13,889 for girls.

Related names for the name Donya:

Great middle names for Donya and their meanings:

  • Genevieve (woman of the race)
  • Teresa (to harvest, late summer)
  • Naomi (pleasantness, beautiful)
  • Blanche (white, pure)
  • Bella (beautiful)
  • Delaney (dark challenger)
  • Marie (star of the sea)
  • Jeanine (God is gracious)

Famous people with the name Donya:

  • Donya Ghanem (actress, “Nelly and Sherihan”)
  • Donya Feuer (dancer, choreographer)

Donyas in popular culture:

There are no pop culture references to Donya.

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