Deja

First Name
16k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
402
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Deja

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Alt. Meaning

D is for decisive, especially when it counts

E is for empathy, and your consideration for the feelings of others

J is for joy, that you always bring.

A is for adorable, how precious

Notable Persons Named Deja

Dej Loaf is a hip hop music, trap music, and contemporary r&b rapping, singing, and songwriter. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2011 to present. Dej was given the name Deja Trimble on April 8th, 1991 in Detroit. Dej is also known as Trimble and Deja M..

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Deja

Andreas Deja is an animator. He has had major accomplishments since 1980. Andreas was born on April 1st, 1957 in Gdańsk.

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Steven was born on May 21st, 1987.

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Adam Deja is a soccer player for the Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała, Górnik Zabrze, and MKS Kluczbork. Adam was born on June 24th, 1993 in Olesno.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1962 5 5 0
1971 10 10 0
1972 7 7 0
1973 12 12 0
1974 11 11 0
1975 13 13 0
1976 18 18 0
1977 24 24 0
1978 23 23 0
1979 39 34 5
1980 66 66 0
1981 49 49 0
1982 41 41 0
1983 52 52 0
1984 39 39 0
1985 31 31 0
1986 49 49 0
1987 102 102 0
1988 295 286 9
1989 240 235 5
1990 283 278 5
1991 320 315 5
1992 285 285 0
1993 298 298 0
1994 245 245 0
1995 1,433 1,420 13
1996 1,647 1,638 9
1997 1,397 1,391 6
1998 1,249 1,244 5
1999 1,161 1,156 5
2000 928 921 7
2001 860 853 7
2002 687 687 0
2003 565 565 0
2004 479 474 5
2005 358 358 0
2006 362 362 0
2007 432 432 0
2008 311 311 0
2009 273 273 0
2010 185 185 0
2011 139 139 0
2012 136 136 0
2013 136 136 0
2014 120 120 0
2015 125 125 0
2016 103 103 0
2017 105 105 0

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Popularity of Deja as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Deja U.S.
  White 87.06% 64.26%
  African American 6.22% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.49% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.74% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.48% 16.26%

Of Last Name Deja

People with the last name Deja are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Deja

  • How Popular is the name Deja? Deja is the 1,926th most popular name of all time. As a last name Deja was the 51,723rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Deja have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 15,748 babies born with the first name Deja in the United States. That's more than enough people named Deja to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Deja? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1962 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Deja first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Deja is Wednesday, June 8th, 1887.
  • What year had the most people named Deja born? The highest recorded use of the first name Deja was in 1996 with a total of 1,638 babies. That's a lot of babies named Deja!
  • Random Deja Factoid: According to the 2001 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Deja ranks 82nd in popularity as a baby girl's name in District of Columbia. Imagine that, 12 babies in District of Columbia have the same name as you in 2001.
  • Weird things about the name Deja: Your name in reverse order is Ajed. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Adej. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Deja? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 402 people with the last name Deja.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Deja? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Deja as their last name since less than 1 person in 714k 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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