Marja

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Female Female Name

Usage

Finland Finnish
Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Iceland Icelandic
Faroe Islands Faroese
Sami Sami

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Origin and Meaning

1) Finnish, Swedish and Sami variant form of Maria [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

2) Finnish marja = 'berry' [4]

Bog Bilberry
Bog Bilberry
Image by David Gaya,[7]
licensed under Creative Commons

Related Names

Maarja
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Danish Finish Norwegian Sami Swedish
Marja
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Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Faroese Finish Icelandic Norwegian Sami Swedish
Márjá
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Sami
Marje
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Finish
Márjjá
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Sami
Marjo
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Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Marju
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Finish
Marjukka
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Finish Swedish
Marjut
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Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Marya
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Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish

See also Aija, Marjatta, Merja, Kirsimarja

Combinations

For combinations see MARJA (name element)

Matronyms [What's That?]

Male

Marjuson Faroe Islands Iceland

Female

Marjudóttir Faroe Islands Iceland

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Marja
Genitive: Marjas
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Marja
Accusative: Marju
Dative: Marju
Genitive: Marju
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Marja
Genitive: Marjan
Partitive: Marjaa
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Marja
Accusative: Marju
Dative: Marju
Genitive: Marju
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Marja
Genitive: Marjas
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Marja
Genitive: Marjas

Name Day

Finland Finland

15 August

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Finland Finland[9]
n.a.
53321
n.a.
53321 0 0
Sweden Sweden[10]
1414 2922 1414 2922 0 0
Denmark Denmark[11]
43
n.a.
43
n.a.
0
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[12]
0 4
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[13]
0 3
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Norway Norway[14]
123
n.a.
123
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Marja.


References

  1. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  3. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  6. Ivar Utne: Hva er et navn? (2011)
  7. Wikimedia Commons: Image by David Gaya, source & license
  8. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  9. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  10. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  11. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  12. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  13. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  14. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no