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 occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
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 (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Finland Finland[5]
n.a.
284
n.a.
5
n.a.
279
Sweden Sweden[6]
9 15 7 13 2 2
Denmark Denmark[7]
4
n.a.
4
n.a.
0
n.a.
Norway Norway[8]
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[9]
0 0
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: 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.


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. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  6. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  7. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  8. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  9. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/