Naja

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Naja

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  • A submission from India says the name Naja means "The girl who is saved" and is of Arabic origin.

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Naja
A genus of cobras.
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  1. Cobras
Wiktionary

From Sanskrit नाग (nāga), from Proto-Indo-European *snog-, *sneg- (“to crawl; a creeping thing”).

  1. A member of the Naja genus of poisonous snakes; cobras

naja was also found in the following language(s): French, German, Greenlandic, Italian, Pipil, Portuguese, and Venetian

Notable Persons Named Naja

Naja was born in 1980.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Naja

Robert Del Naja is an electronica and trip hop musician, singer-songwriter, graffiti artist, and graffiti. He was most prominent from 1988 to present. Robert was born on January 21st, 1965. Robert is also known as 3, 3D, and Delge.

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Karolina was born on February 5th, 1990.

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1964 5 5 0
1970 6 6 0
1971 9 9 0
1972 11 11 0
1973 6 6 0
1975 9 9 0
1976 12 12 0
1977 15 15 0
1978 12 12 0
1979 9 9 0
1980 19 19 0
1981 30 30 0
1982 15 15 0
1983 15 15 0
1984 7 7 0
1985 17 17 0
1986 12 12 0
1987 10 10 0
1988 47 47 0
1989 33 33 0
1990 30 30 0
1991 21 21 0
1992 22 22 0
1993 30 30 0
1994 50 50 0
1995 37 37 0
1996 35 35 0
1997 35 35 0
1998 150 150 0
1999 71 71 0
2000 60 60 0
2001 53 53 0
2002 38 38 0
2003 48 48 0
2004 35 35 0
2005 44 38 6
2006 34 34 0
2007 27 27 0
2008 22 22 0
2009 14 14 0
2010 19 19 0
2011 19 19 0
2012 9 9 0
2013 11 11 0
2014 9 9 0
2015 9 9 0
2016 11 11 0

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Popularity of Naja as a first name

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Popularity of Naja as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Naja U.S.
  White 50.62% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 45.27% 16.26%

Of Last Name Naja

People with the last name Naja are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Naja

  • How Popular is the name Naja? Naja is the 9,176th most popular name of all time. As a last name Naja was the 78,567th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Naja have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,242 babies born with the first name Naja in the United States. That's more than enough people named Naja to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Naja? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1964 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Naja first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Naja is Monday, September 3rd, 1894.
  • What year had the most people named Naja born? The highest recorded use of the first name Naja was in 1998 with a total of 150 babies.
  • Random Naja Factoid: According to the 2004 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Naja is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2004.
  • Weird things about the name Naja: Your name in reverse order is Ajan. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Njaa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Naja? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 243 people with the last name Naja.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Naja? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Naja as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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