Elja f

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Female Female Name
This name is used both as a female and a male name. See Elja m for the male version.

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Iceland Icelandic

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Origin and Meaning

1) Pet form (also Russian) of different names [1]

2) Old Norse elja = 'rival wife' [2] [3]

Related Names

Elja
Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
Danish Icelandic Swedish

For male forms see Eljar

Matronyms [What's That?]

Male

Eljuson Iceland

Female

Eljudóttir Iceland

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Elja
Genitive: Eljas
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Elja
Accusative: Elju
Dative: Elju
Genitive: Elju
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Elja
Genitive: Eljas

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

  • Iceland: Officially accepted as a given name on 9 October 2019 [4]

Trivia

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[5]
6 12 1 1
Denmark Denmark[6]
3 n.a. 0 n.a.
Norway Norway[7]
0 n.a. 0 n.a.
Finland Finland[8]
0 0 n.a. 265
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Elja.

Sources: [5] [6] [7] [8]

References

  1. Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  2. Geir T. Zoëga: A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (1910)
  3. Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  4. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  5. 5.0 5.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  6. 6.0 6.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  7. 7.0 7.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  8. 8.0 8.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi