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

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Origin and Meaning of Hilja

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Alt. Meaning

H is for hardy, can't keep you down!

I is for immaculate, keeping it tidy

L is for look, the way you look at life.

J is for jolly, the fun side!

A is for activities, for you have many.

Notable Persons Named Hilja

Hilja Riipinen was a Member of the Finnish Parliament. Her career lasted from 1930 to 1939. Hilja was born on October 30th, 1883 in Oulujoki, Finland. She left this life on January 18th, 1966.


Hilja was given the name Hilja Dagmar Janhonen on January 14th, 1877 in Jyväskylä. She passed away on August 26th, 1958.


Common last names for Hilja

  • Johnson
  • Niemi
  • Koski
  • Hill
  • Saari
  • Lahti

Fun Facts about the name Hilja

  • How Popular is the name Hilja? Hilja is the 39,760th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Hilja have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 81 babies born with the first name Hilja in the United States. That's more than enough people named Hilja to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Hilja? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1894 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Hilja first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Hilja is Friday, February 22nd, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Hilja born? The highest recorded use of the first name Hilja was in 1917 with a total of 12 babies.
  • Random Hilja Factoid: According to the 1910 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Hilja is not a popular baby girl's name in Michigan. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 1910.
  • Weird things about the name Hilja: Your name in reverse order is Ajlih. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ihalj. How do you pronounce that?

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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).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.