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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Marija

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M is for musical, your hidden talent!

A is for advantage, for you are blessed with many.

R is for realist, the way you are.

I is for impartial, a great arbiter

J is for jubilant, the upbeat you!

A is for activities, for you have many.

Notable Persons Named Marija

Marija Gimbutas was an archaeology and archaeologist. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1949 to 1991. Marija was given the name Marija Birutė Alseikaitė on January 23rd, 1921 in Vilnius. She left this life on February 2nd, 1994.


Marija Šerifović is a pop music musician. She was most prominent from 2003 to present. Marija was born Marija Šerifović on November 14th, 1984 in Kragujevac. Marija is also known as Шерифовић and Марија.


Marija Karan is an actress. Her career lasted from 2001 to 2001. Marija was born on April 29th, 1982 in Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia.


Marie N is a pop music and jazz singing and songwriter. Her career lasted from 1995 to 1995. Marie was given the name Marija Naumova on June 23rd, 1973. Marie is also known as Marie N.


Marija was born on January 1st, 1873 in Croatia. Marija is also known as Zagorka (pen name). They passed away on November 30th, 1957.


Maja Nikolić is a pop music and dance music singing. They plays Piano and Vocals. Their ongoing career started in 1988. Maja was given the name Marija Nikolić on April 11th, 1976 in Niš, SFR Yugoslavia.


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Fun Facts about the name Marija

  • How Popular is the name Marija? Marija is the 16,713th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Marija have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 480 babies born with the first name Marija in the United States. That's more than enough people named Marija 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 Marija? 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 Marija first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Marija is Saturday, July 15th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Marija born? The highest recorded use of the first name Marija was in 2008 with a total of 21 babies.
  • Random Marija Factoid: According to the 1987 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Marija is not a popular baby girl's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1987.
  • Weird things about the name Marija: Your name in reverse order is Ajiram. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rajima. 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.