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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

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Origin and Meaning of Marja

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Alt. Meaning

M is for munificent, for you are extremely liberal in giving.

A is for artistic, adding beauty to the world

R is for refreshing, the sparkling you.

J is for jubilant, the upbeat you!

A is for appreciative, of all you have

Notable Persons Named Marja

Marja van Bijsterveldt is a civil servant, politician, and civil service. Marja was given the name Janneke Marlene Vliegenthart on June 27th, 1961 in Rotterdam. Marja is also known as Bijsterveldt-Vliegenthart and Janneke Marlene.


Marja was born on March 21st, 1957.


Marja was born in 1979.


Marja was born on August 20th, 1969.


Marja Vallila is a sculptor. Marja was born in 1950 in Prague.


Marja was born on March 18th, 1939.


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International Interest for Marja

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Fun Facts about the name Marja

  • How Popular is the name Marja? Marja is the 17,597th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Marja have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 437 babies born with the first name Marja in the United States. That's more than enough people named Marja 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 Marja? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1921 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Marja first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Marja is Friday, May 14th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Marja born? The highest recorded use of the first name Marja was in 1978 with a total of 45 babies.
  • Random Marja Factoid: According to the 1981 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Marja is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 1981.
  • Weird things about the name Marja: Your name in reverse order is Ajram. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Amajr. 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.