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Gender: Female Meaning of Maja: "splendid" Origin of Maja: German, Slovene, and Scandinavian form of Maya; also, Arabic

The name Maja is a girl's name of Arabic, German, Scandinavian origin meaning "splendid". Maja and discussed in our forums with posts like "Generation CAF #26".

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Whether you pronounce it my-a, ma-zha or ma-ha, Maja is an intriguing choice. Sometimes associated with Goya's famous painting "The Naked Maja." As a cognate of Maya, it's a Top 10 name in Slovenia and Sweden and is also popular in Germany and Norway.

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Famous People Named Maja

Maja Einstein (1881-1951), Albert Einstein's sister
Maja Hug, Swiss figure skater
Maja Ivarsson, lead vocalist for The Sounds
Maja Lidia Kossakowska, Polish fantasy writer
Maja Markovic, Serbian singer & former member of group Luna
Maja Nekic, Croatian actress
Marijana "Maja Marijana" Radovanovic, Serbian singer
Maja Salvador, Filipino actress, dancer, model & producer
Maja Tatic, Serbian singer who represented Bosnia at Eurovision
Maja Salamon, model
Maja Amcoff, Swedish singer-songwriter

Pop Culture References for the name Maja

Maja Dracula, Romanian vampire from "Maja & Saran"
Maja the Sky Witch, a character from the Adventure Time cartoon series