Meaning and name origin
Marja \m(a)-rja, mar-ja\ as a girl's name is of Latin and English origin, and the meaning of Marja is "star of the sea". Marja is a variant of Maria (Latin): variant for Mary used in English-speaking countries in the 18th century, and popular with both Spanish and non-Spanish cultures. Also a variant of Marjorie (English): variant of the French Margery, from Margaret (Greek) "pearl".
Marja is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Marja and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Maria (#115), Mary (#120) and Marjorie (#721). (2014 statistics).
Marja is also pronounced similarly to Margi, Margy, Marjey, Marsia and Mirja. Other suggested similar baby names are Maaja, Maeja, Maja, Mara, Marci▼, Marcia▼, Marcy▼, Marfa, Marg, Marga, Marge▼, Margo▼, Marika, Maris, Marisa▼, Mariza, Marjan, Marje, Marjo, Markia, Marla▼, Marna, Marnja, Marra, Marsha▼, Marta▼, Marva▼, Marya, Maryjo▼, Maryk, Maryka, Marys, Marysa and Mirka. These names tend to be more commonly used than Marja.