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What does Mirja mean?

Mirja Pronunciation of Mirja [mir-ja] as a name for girls has its root in Hebrew, and Mirja means "star of the sea". Mirja is an alternate spelling of Miriam (Hebrew): from Miryam.

Associated with: star, sea.


15 related forms via Miriam: Mairim, Mariam, Maryam, Meriam, Meryam, Mimi, Mirham, Mirian, Mirjam, Mirjana, Mirriam, Miryam, Mitzi, Miyana and Myriam.

Creative forms:
(female) Miria, Mirma, ..

(male) Mirmac, Mirman, ..

Middle name pairings:
Mirja Kimora (M.K.), ..

How popular is Mirja?

Mirja is a rare given name for females. Mirja is a unique last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Miriam (#294 via latest list), Mariam (#563), Maryam (#567), Myriam, Mitzi, Mimi, Meriam and Mirian are the popular alternative forms of Mirja (not ranked). These forms of Mirja were at the apex of their popularity in 2015 (usage of 0.12%), except for the form Mitzi which has fallen out of fashion. Maryam and Mariam are two of the more chic baby names in this compilation. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mariam, Maryam, Meriam, Mimi, Miriam in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mirian, Mitzi, Myriam in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mariam, Maryam outside U.S.

Similar Names

Mirja is pronounced similarly to Margi, Margy, Marja, Marjey, Marji, Marjie, Marjy and Marsia. Other suggested similar names are Jorja, Maaja, Maeja, Maira, Maja, Mara, Marfa, Marga, Maria, Marjan, Marje, Marjo, Marla, Marna, Marnja, Marra, Marta, Marva, Marya, Meira, Meirna, Mera, Merla, Merna, Mia, Mica, Mika, Mila, Milka, Milla, Mima, Mimma, Mina, Minda, Minna, Minta, Mira, Mirah, Miran, Mirana, Mireya, Miri, Mirka, Mirla, Mirna, Mirra, Mirta, Mirtha, Misha, Mitra, Miya, Moira, Moja, Mora, Moria, Morna, Muirna, Murna, Myra, Myrla, Myrna, Myrta and Silja. These names tend to be more commonly used than Mirja.

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