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pinWhat does Marja mean?

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


Marja has 3 variants: Marji, Marjie and Marjy.

Marja has 64 more different relations via Maria, Marjorie, Mary: Mair, Maire, Mal, Malia, Mame, Mamie, Manon, Manya, Mara, Mare, Maree, Marella, Maren, Maretta, Marge, Margey, Margi, Margie, Margy, Mariah, Mariam, Marian, Mariana, Mariann, Marice, Marie, Mariel, Mariela, Marika, Marilla, Marin, Marion, Mariska, Marita, Maritsa, Maritza, Marjan, Marje, Marjery, Marjory, Marla, Marlo, Marya, Maryann, Maryjo, Marylu, Marysa, Maryse, Marysia, Masha, Maura, Maure, Maurita, Mavra, May, Mayme, Mayra, Mayria, Miriam, Moira, Morag, Moriah, Moya and Murial.

Kreatif forms: Marma, Merja, Merrja. [more]

pinHow popular is Marja?

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

Popular varying forms of Marja (outside Top 1000) listed in the Top 1000 are Malia (#345 via latest list), Mame, Mamie, Mara (#695), Maren, Marge, Margie, Margy, Maria (#115), Mariah (#136), Mariam (#568), Marian, Mariana (#331), Mariann, Marie (#579), Mariel, Mariela, Marin, Marion, Marita, Maritza, Marjorie (#721), Marjory, Marla, Marlo, Mary (#120), Maryann, Maryjo, Maura, May, Mayme, Mayra, Miriam (#305), Moira and Moriah (#977). Other forms, like Marilla, are uncommon. These relations of Marja reached the peak of their popularity during the years 1920-1929 (average #679) and are somewhat less conventional today (#825, 45.6% less), with forms like Marion becoming less in vogue. Mary has generally been popular among parents, though Maria is now ranked higher. 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, Mame, Mamie, Mara, Maren in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marge, Margie, Margy, Maria, Mariah in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mariam, Marian, Mariana, Mariann, Marie in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mariel, Mariela, Marin, Marion, Marita in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Maritza, Marjorie, Marjory, Marla, Marlo in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mary, Maryann, Maryjo, Maura, May in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mayme, Mayra, Miriam, Moira, Moriah in U.S.

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

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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.