First Name
2k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Anja

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Alt. Meaning

A is for aspirations, many to be attained

N is for number one, make sure to take care of yourself above all others

J is for jubilant, the upbeat you!

A is for articulate, a regular wordsmith

Notable Persons Named Anja

Anja Nissen is a pop music, rhythm, and blues musician. She was most active from 2002 to present. Anja was born on November 6th, 1995 in Winmalee, New South Wales.

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Anja was given the name Anna Rubik on June 12th, 1983 in Rzeszów.

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Anja was born on June 6th, 1981 in Germany.

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Anja Mittag is a soccer player for the Paris Saint-Germain Féminines, VfB Fortuna Chemnitz, Chemnitzer FC, FC Erzgebirge Aue, FFC Turbine Potsdam, QBIK, FC Rosengård, Germany women's national youth football team, and Germany women's national football team. Anja was born on May 16th, 1985 in Karl-Marx-Stadt, East Germany.

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Anja Pärson is a skier for the Alpine skiing at the 2002 Winter Olympics and FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1999. Anja was born on April 25th, 1981 in Umeå, Västerbotten, Sweden.

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Anja Garbarek is a jazz, electronica, trip hop, and experimental music singer-songwriter. Her ongoing career started in 1992. Anja was born Anja Garbarek on July 24th, 1970.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1962 7 7 0
1964 11 11 0
1965 41 41 0
1966 20 20 0
1967 24 24 0
1968 27 27 0
1969 24 24 0
1970 27 27 0
1971 38 38 0
1972 23 23 0
1973 12 12 0
1974 19 19 0
1975 18 18 0
1976 13 13 0
1977 14 14 0
1978 18 18 0
1979 14 14 0
1980 16 16 0
1981 16 16 0
1982 21 21 0
1983 20 20 0
1984 19 19 0
1985 25 25 0
1986 20 20 0
1987 20 20 0
1988 25 25 0
1989 32 32 0
1990 44 44 0
1991 40 40 0
1992 39 39 0
1993 21 21 0
1994 39 39 0
1995 27 27 0
1996 55 55 0
1997 30 30 0
1998 44 44 0
1999 61 61 0
2000 66 66 0
2001 72 72 0
2002 108 108 0
2003 80 80 0
2004 87 87 0
2005 84 84 0
2006 122 122 0
2007 99 99 0
2008 73 73 0
2009 80 80 0
2010 84 84 0
2011 81 81 0
2012 87 87 0
2013 62 62 0
2014 49 49 0
2015 73 73 0
2016 72 72 0
2017 63 63 0

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Popularity of Anja as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Anja

  • How Popular is the name Anja? Anja is the 5,997th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Anja have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,406 babies born with the first name Anja in the United States. That's more than enough people named Anja to occupy the territory of Norfolk Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 2,302 (as of August 9, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Anja? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1962 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Anja first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Anja is Thursday, June 21st, 1894.
  • What year had the most people named Anja born? The highest recorded use of the first name Anja was in 2006 with a total of 122 babies.
  • Random Anja Factoid: According to the 2006 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Anja is not a popular baby girl's name in Minnesota. Imagine that, only 17 babies in Minnesota have the same name as you in 2006.
  • Weird things about the name Anja: Your name in reverse order is Ajna. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Jnaa. How do you pronounce that?

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