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What does Aja mean?

Aja Pronunciation of Aja [aja] as a girls' name is of Hindi origin, and the meaning of Aja is "goat". Also possibly used as a phonetic variant of Asia. The name was popular in the 1980s probably due to the Steely Dan album named "Aja".


Aja has 1 variant: Azha.

4 more relations via Asia: Asiah, Asya, Asyah and Azia.

Creative forms:
(female) Ajar, Arja, ..

(male) Ajak, Ajar, ..

Middle name pairings:
Aja Ever (A.E.), ..

How popular is Aja?

Aja is a very prominent first name for women (#2043 out of 4276, Top 48%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#44895 out of 150436, Top 30%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Aja was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its apex rank of #783 in the U.S. in the 1980s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aja name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aja outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related girl names. Asia (#907 from recent data), Asya and Asiah are the prominent related forms of Aja ranked in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Azia, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Aja was common 2 decades ago (usage of 0.1%) and is now much less (usage 0.01%, 87.2% less), with the version Asia becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aja, Asia, Asiah, Asya in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aja and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Aja is alike in pronunciation to Aggi, Agi, Agie, Agy, Agye, Aisia, Aju and Ajua. Other suggested similar names are Ada, Ajo, Ala, Ama, Ana, Anja, Ara, Asa, Ava, Aya and Aza. These names tend to be less frequently used than Aja.

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