Vilja

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Female Female Name

Usage

Finland Finnish
Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Denmark Danish

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Origin and Meaning

1) Finnish vilja = 'grain', 'cereal' [1] [2] [3] [4]

2) Swedish vilja/Norwegian vilje = 'will', 'strong desire' [2] [4]

3) Nordic spelling of Wilja [4]

3) Female form of Viljar [4]

Related Names

Vilja
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Wilja
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Vilje
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Norwegian Swedish

For male forms see Viljo

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Vilja
Genitive: Viljas
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Vilja
Genitive: Viljan
Partitive: Viljaa
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Vilja
Genitive: Viljas
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Vilja
Genitive: Viljas

Name Day

Finland Finland

12 September

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

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&
Sweden Sweden[5]
729 1261 729 1257 0 4
Finland Finland[6]
n.a.
2656
n.a.
2656 0 0
Norway Norway[7]
937
n.a.
937
n.a.
0
n.a.
Denmark Denmark[8]
360
n.a.
360
n.a.
0
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[9]
1 1
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[10]
0 3
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.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Vilja (f) Sources: [5][8][7][6]


References

  1. Kustaa Vilkuna: Etunimet (1990)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  6. 6.0 6.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  7. 7.0 7.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  8. 8.0 8.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  9. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  10. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/