Maja Meaning and Origin

Maja is a girl’s name of Scandinavian origin, meaning splendid, of the sea or bitter.” In Scandinavian countries, particularly Sweden, Maja is a popular given name derived from the Scandinavian goddess of fertility and spring, also spelled “Maia” in other contexts. In Slavic languages, such as Polish, Czech, and Croatian, Maja is a variant of the name Maria or Maia, derived from the Hebrew name Miriam, meaning “wished-for child” or “bitterness.” The popularity of the name Maja varies across different countries and regions. In Slavic countries like Poland, the Czech Republic, and Croatia, Maja is a relatively common name and has been popular for many years. The name Maja has also spread to other parts of the world and has gained some recognition in countries such as Germany, the Netherlands, and Spain.

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