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What does Marja mean?

Marja \m(a)-rja, mar-ja\ as a girls' name is of Latin, English, French and Greek derivation, and the meaning of the name Marja is "star of the sea; pearl". Marja is a variant of Maria (Latin). Marja is also a variant of Marjorie (English, French, Greek): variant of the French Margery. Marja is also used as a form of Mary (Latin).


Marja has 3 variants: Marji, Marjie and Marjy.

Marja has 28 more different forms via Maria, Marjorie, Mary: Malia, Manya, Mara, Mare, Maree, Maren, Marge, Margi, Margy, Mariah, Mariam, Marian, Marie, Marika, Marin, Marita, Marjan, Marje, Marla, Marlo, Marya, Maryjo, Marysa, Masha, Maura, Mavra, Mayra and Mayria.


Marja is an uncommon first name for females. Marja is also a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Popular varying forms of Marja (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000 are Malia (#345 a year ago), Mara (#695), Maren, Marge, Margy, Maria (#115), Mariah (#136), Mariam (#568), Marian, Marie (#579), Marin, Marita, Marjorie (#721), Marla, Marlo, Mary (#120), Maryjo, Maura and Mayra. These girl names reached the peak of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.3482%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.2485%, down 28.6%), with forms like Marie, Marlo, Maryjo, Maura and Mayra falling out of style. Malia (#345), Mara (#695), Mariah (#136) and Mariam (#568) are four of the more fashionable baby names among these, and there is also a rekindling in baby name popularity for Mariah. Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the girl name Marja and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Malia, Mara, Maren, Marge, Margy, Maria, Mariah, Mariam, Marian, Marie in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marin, Marita, Marjorie, Marla, Marlo, Mary, Maryjo, Maura, Mayra in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Marja is alike in pronunciation to Marjey, Marsia and Mirja. Other recommended similar baby names are Maaja, Maeja, Maja, Marci, Marcia, Marcy, Marfa, Marg, Marga, Margo, Maris, Marisa, Mariza, Marjo, Markia, Marna, Marnja, Marra, Marsha, Marta, Marva, Maryk, Maryka, Marys and Mirka. These names tend to be more commonly used than Marja.