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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 Naija

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  • A submission from District of Columbia, United States says the name Naija means "Child of wisdom (daughter)" and is of Arabic origin.
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  1. (slang) Nigeria
  2. A person from Nigeria.

Naija was also found in the following language(s): Nigerian Pidgin

Notable Persons With the Last Name Naija

Blackface Naija is a dancehall, ragga, reggae, and hip hop music singing, songwriter, and record producer. He has had major accomplishments since 1997. Blackface was given the name Ahmedu Augustine Obiabo in Ogwule, Agatu Local Government Area, Benue State, Nigeria.


Fun Facts about the name Naija

  • How Popular is the name Naija? Naija is the 24,073rd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Naija have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 248 babies born with the first name Naija in the United States. That's more than enough people named Naija 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 Naija? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1992 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Naija born? The highest recorded use of the first name Naija was in 1999 with a total of 20 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Naija: Your name in reverse order is Ajian. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ajain. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Naija born Feb 25, 2005

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Wales approximately on 1675. Your profession was dramatist, director, musician, and bard.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. Your lesson - to conquer jealousy and anger in yourself and then in those, who will select you as their guide. You should understand that these weaknesses are caused by fear and self-regret.

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