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What does Maj mean?

Maj /maj/ as a girls' name. Maj's name origins are Greek and English, and Maj means "great; mother; the fifth month". Maj is an alternate spelling, with the suffix -j, of Mai: form of Margit and Maria. Maj is also a variation of Maia (Greek): also (Maori) "brave warrior". Maj is also used as a derivative of May (English).

Associated with: greek, great.


Maj has 13 different relations via Mai, Maia, May: Maaja, Mae, Maiah, Maja, Mala, Maya, Mayah, Maye, Mei, Moia, Moja, Moya and Mya.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Ma, Majna, ..

(male) Mah, Majah, ..

How popular is Maj?

Maj is an unusual first name for women but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#47939 out of 150436, Top 32%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Mae (#682 from current records), Mai, Maia (#626), Maja, May (#1581), Maya (#74), Mayah (#1637), Maye and Mya (#141) are the popular variation forms of Maj (not in Top 2000). Other forms, like Moya, are uncommon. These forms of Maj reached the top of their popularity in 2006 (adoption of 0.65%) and are almost as popular today (adoption 0.5%, down 24%), but with versions such as May becoming less in vogue. Maia, Maya and Mya are three of the more chic baby names here. Below is a charted comparison of the history of Maj and related names. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mae, Mai, Maia, May, Maya in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mayah, Maye, Mya in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Maja, Maya, Mya outside U.S.

Similar Names


Maj is pronounced similarly to Madge. Other suggested similar names are Mab, Mag, Maji, Mal, Mat and Max. These names tend to be more commonly used than Maj.