- Han·ya [hahn-ye] /ˌhɑn yɛ/, 1895?–1992, U.S. dancer, choreographer, and teacher; born in Germany.
- an island in a river, lake, or estuary
- low flat land near a river
Word Origin and History for hanya holm
late Old English, from Old Norse holmr "small island, especially in a bay or river," also "meadow by a shore," or cognate Old Danish hulm "low lying land," from Proto-Germanic *hul-maz, from PIE root *kel- "to rise, be elevated, be prominent; hill" (see hill). Obsolete, but preserved in place names. Cognate Old English holm (only attested in poetic language) meant "sea, ocean, wave."