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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Aja mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Aja

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  • According to a user from Florida, United States, the name Aja is of African origin and means "High Priestess of Mecca, leader of the people, the most wise".
  • A user from Texas, United States says the name Aja is of English origin and means "Baby".
  • A user from Pennsylvania, United States says the name Aja is of African origin and means "High priestess".
  • A submission from California, United States says the name Aja means "High Priestess of Mecca" and is of African origin.
Other origins: Yoruba

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International Interest

Notable Persons Named Aja

Aja Naomi King is an actress. She was most prominent from 2010 to present. Aja was born on January 11th, 1985 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.


Aja Volkman is an indie rock and alternative rock musician. She was most prominent from 2005 to present.


Aja Kong is a wrestler. Aja was born on September 25th, 1970.


Aja L. Brown is a List of mayors of Compton and California. She was most prominent from 2013 to present. Aja was born on April 17th, 1982 in Altadena, California.


Aja Kim is a hard rock, rock, tribute, heavy metal music, blues, rhythm, rock music, and tribute act songwriter, musician, and singing. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1990 to present.


Aja was born on May 12th, 1988 in Chicago.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Aja

Alexandre Aja is a film director, film producer, and screenwriter. He was most active from 1997 to present. Alexandre was given the name Alexandre Jouan-Arcady on August 7th, 1977 in Paris, France.


David was born on April 16th, 1977.


Gonzalo was born on June 13th, 1946 in Matienzo.


Pablo Aja is a soccer player for the Correcaminos UAT and Puebla F.C. Pablo was born on January 28th, 1986 in Puebla.


Enrique was born on March 23rd, 1960.


José Aja is an athlete for the Racing Club de Montevideo.


How popular is the baby name Aja in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1968 7 7 0
1969 8 8 0
1972 7 7 0
1977 14 14 0
1978 510 491 19
1979 362 362 0
1980 320 311 9
1981 267 261 6
1982 263 263 0
1983 249 249 0
1984 181 175 6
1985 167 160 7
1986 181 181 0
1987 164 158 6
1988 203 203 0
1989 205 200 5
1990 202 202 0
1991 230 230 0
1992 200 200 0
1993 207 207 0
1994 216 216 0
1995 232 232 0
1996 246 246 0
1997 206 206 0
1998 198 192 6
1999 194 194 0
2000 227 227 0
2001 209 203 6
2002 227 227 0
2003 209 209 0
2004 194 194 0
2005 165 157 8
2006 152 152 0
2007 165 159 6
2008 143 143 0
2009 133 133 0
2010 137 137 0
2011 152 152 0
2012 100 100 0
2013 80 80 0
2014 86 86 0
2015 84 84 0
2016 63 63 0
2017 103 97 6
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Aja

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Popularity of Aja as a first name

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Popularity of Aja as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Aja U.S.
  White 34.43% 64.26%
  African American 5.94% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.64% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 55.94% 16.26%

Of Last Name Aja

People with the last name Aja are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Aja

  • How Popular is the name Aja? Aja is the 2,891st most popular name of all time. As a last name Aja was the 44,109th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Aja have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 7,868 babies born with the first name Aja in the United States. That's more than enough people named Aja to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Aja? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1968 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Aja first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Aja is Sunday, September 27th, 1891.
  • What year had the most people named Aja born? The highest recorded use of the first name Aja was in 1978 with a total of 491 babies.
  • Random Aja Factoid: According to the 1979 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Aja is not a popular baby girl's name in Maryland. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Maryland have the same name as you in 1979.
  • Weird things about the name Aja: Your name in reverse order is Aja. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aaj. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Aja? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 488 people with the last name Aja.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Aja? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Aja as their last name since less than 1 person in 588k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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