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Deja

What does Deja mean?

Deja Pronunciation of Deja [de-ja] as a girls' name is pronounced DAY-hah. It is of French and Spanish origin, and the meaning of Deja is "already, remembrance". Use of the French "déjà vu" (DAY-zhah). Also short form of Dejanira, from the Greek name Deianeira, the wife of Hercules.

Associated with: greek.

Variations

Deja has 13 variants: Dacia, Daija, Daijah, Dajah, Deianeira, Deija, Deijah, Dejah, Dejanae, Dejanee, Dejanique, Dejanira and Deyanira.

Creative forms:
(female) Dema, Desja, ..

(male) Deda, Deta, ..

Middle name pairings:
Deja Jenesis (D.J.), ..

How popular is Deja?

Deja is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#3895 out of 4276, Top 91%) and an even more prominent surname for all people (#51809 out of 150436, Top 34%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Deja entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its peak position of #182 in the U.S. in the year 1996, and is presently at #1695. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Dejah, Deyanira, Dajah, Daija, Daijah and Dacia are the prominent alternative forms of Deja (#1695 via latest list) rated in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Deja reached its apex 2 decades ago (usage of 0.1%) and is now much lower.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Deja, Dacia, Daija, Daijah, Dajah in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dejah, Deyanira in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Deja is alike in pronunciation to Dosia. Other recommended names are Aja, Anja, Baja, Dada, Daena, Dama, Dana, Dara, Daya, De-, Dea, Deana, Deb, Debra, Debs, Decca, Decia, Decka, Dede, Dedra, Dee, Deena, Dejana, Deka, Del, Dela, Delfa, Delia, Dell, Delma, Delta, Delya, Demi, Demia, Dena, Denae, Denah, Denay, Dene, Deni, Denia, Denna, Deon, Deona, Deora, Desma, Dessa, Detta, Deva, Devan, Devi, Devra, Dila, Dina, Dita, Diza, Doda, Dola, Dona, Dora, Dova, Drea, Dreda, Drena, Duena, Duna, Dusa, Dyna, Fenja, Maeja, Maja, Moja, Raja and Taja. These names tend to be less frequently used than Deja.

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