[ syll. si-lja, sil-ja ] The baby girl name Silja has its origins in the Latin language. It is predominantly used in Finnish, Frisian, German, and Scandinavian. The name was made popular by The Maid Silja / Fallen Asleep While Young (1931), a novel which brought international fame to the Finnish author Frans Eemil Sillanpää.
In addition, Silja is a shortening (Finnish, Frisian, German, and Scandinavian) of the German Cäcilie and a derivative (Finnish, Frisian, German, and Scandinavian) of the English, Finnish, German, Italian, Scandinavian, and Spanish Cecilia.
The origin and meaning of the name Silja is inherited by all variant forms.
See also the related form, the Scandinavian Silje.
Silja is not often used as a baby girl name. It is not in the top 1000 names. In 2018, among the family of girl names directly related to Silja, Cecilia was the most popular.
Baby names that sound like Silja include Cilia, Saileigh, Salla, Sallah, Salleigh, Sallya, Sallyah, Salus, Saluss, Salusse, Salwah, Salya, Salyah, Saula, Scelflesh, Scilla, Scyla, Seila, Sela, and Selas.