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Gender: Female Pronunciation: MY-uh Origin of Maija: Finnish and Latvian variation of Maria

The name Maija is a girl's name . Maija and is often added to lists like International Variations of Mary and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

A lovely and typical name on the eastern shore of the Gulf of Bothnia that no one in the English-speaking world will know how to pronounce. Maia sounds (virtually) the same and is far more familiar outside Finland and Latvia.

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Famous People Named Maija

Maija Vilkkumaa, Finnish singer-songwriter
Maija Grotell, Finnish-American ceramics artist
Maija Saari, Finnish footballer
Maija Einfelde, Latvian composer
Maija Isola, Finnish textile designer for Marimekko
Katri Anna-Maija Helena "Kaija" Siren, Finnish architect

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