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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 has 3 variant forms: Marji, Marjie, Marjy.


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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Maria, Marjorie, Mary in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Maria, Mary outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.