Swedish literary name

Ronja Origin and Meaning

The name Ronja is a girl's name of Hebrew, German, Scandinavian origin.

Pippi Longstocking author Astrid Lindgren invented the name Ronja for her book Ronja, the Robber's Daughter. She was inspired by the lake Juronjaure, located in Norrbotten, Sweden.

Lindgren's creation has been a smash hit since the book was first published in 1981. Ronja was recently a Top 100 name in Germany, Sweden, Finland, Norway, and Switzerland.

Despite similarities to the Hebrew names Ronia and Roniya, as well as the Russian Ronya, Ronja is unrelated.

Ronja Popularity

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Famous People Named Ronja

  • Ronja FurrerSwiss model
  • Ronja HilbigGerman pop singer of group Queensberry
  • Ronja AronssonSwedish footballer
  • Ronja Mannov OlesenDanish actress
  • Ronja SavolainenFinnish ice hockey player

Ronja in Pop Culture

  • "Ronja Rövardotter" aka "Roniathe Robber's Daughter," children's fantasy book by Astrid Lindgren and its main character
  • Ronja Zipsecharacter in Sophia Elaine Hanson's Vinyl Trilogy