Maja - girls name

Maja name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 94%

Maja name meaning:

The name Maja is of Scandinavian origin and has multiple meanings depending on the culture and language it is derived from. In Scandinavian countries, Maja is often considered a diminutive form of Maria or Mary. It is a popular name in countries such as Sweden, Denmark, and Norway, where it is associated with qualities like grace, beauty, and purity.

In Slovene and Croatian cultures, Maja is a variant of the name Maya, which means "great" or "mother." It is believed to have originated from the Roman goddess Maia, who was associated with fertility and spring. In this context, the name Maja carries connotations of strength, nurturing, and abundance.

Overall, the name Maja can symbolize different attributes depending on the cultural background, including grace, beauty, purity, strength, and fertility. It is a versatile name that often reflects positive qualities and is chosen by parents who wish to convey a sense of elegance and significance to their daughters.

Origin: Swedish


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Overall UK ranking: 314 out of 5581

149 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (236)

Historical popularity of Maja

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