[ 2 syll. ma-ja, maj-a ] The baby girl name Maja is pronounced in German and Polish as MAY-aa †. Maja is of Arabic, Hebrew, and Latin origin, and it is used largely in the Polish, Scandinavian, Slavic, and German languages. From Arabic roots, its meaning is 'splendid' - in this context, Maja can be used in the Polish, Scandinavian, and Slavic languages.
In addition, Maja is a pet form of Maria in the German, Polish, Scandinavian, and Slavic languages.
Maja is also a pet form of the English Mary in the German, Polish, and Scandinavian languages.
Maja is also a variant form of the English Maya in the German and Scandinavian languages.
Maja is unusual as a baby name for girls. It is not ranked within the top 1000 names. In 2018, among the group of girl names directly linked to Maja, Maya was the most frequently used.
† Pronunciation for Maja: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; AY as in "side (S.AY.D)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"