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What does Silja mean?

Silja Pronunciation of Silja [sil-ja] as a girls' name is of Scandinavian and Latin origin, and the meaning of Silja is "blind one". Diminutive form of Cecilia.

ASSOCIATED WITH scandinavian


VARIANTS Silia, Silija, Siliya, Sillia, Sillija, Silliya, Silya

RELATIONS VIA CECILIA Ceila, Ceilia, Cela, Celia, Cile, Cili, Cilia, Cilka, Cilla, Cilly, Sacilia, Sasilia, Seelia, Selia, Sesilia, Sheila, Sile, Sileas, Silke, Siselya, Sissy

(female) Silda, ..

(male) Silge, ..

Silja Maci (S.M.), ..

How popular is Silja?

Silja is an uncommon first name for females. Silja is an equally rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Popular related forms of Silja (OUTSIDE TOP 2000) listed in the Top 2000 are Cecilia (#181 FROM RECENT DATA), Celia (#858), Cilla and Sheila (#1700). Other variants, like Sile, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Silja was more pronounced among parents 65 years ago (AVERAGE #677) and is now significantly lower (#1184, 62%), with versions like Celia becoming less trendy. Cecilia is the most fashionable baby name in this list. (2015 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cecilia, Celia, Cilla, Sheila in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cecilia outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Mirja, Salma, Seila, Sela, Selda, Selma, Shila, Shilea, Shilla, Siana, Siara, Sidra, Siena, Siera, Signa, Silkya, Silva, Silvi, Silvia, Silvija, Silvy, Silvya, Sima, Simla, Sina, Siria, Sitka, Sonja, Sula, Sylva and Valja. These names tend to be more commonly used than Silja.

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