Maija Name Meaning and Origin

Maija is a Girl name. The name is originated from ‘Finnish, Hebrew’ origin. The baby name Maija means “Rebellious Woman”.


Maija Origin:

Origin of the name is: “Finnish, Hebrew”



Maija is a Girl name.



The pronunciation of the name is: “MAH + ya”


Maija Name Meaning:

Maija is a Finnish diminutive of Maria. Maria, or Mary, is the name used in the New Testament, ultimately derived from the Hebrew name Miryam. Mary is the name of different characters in New Testament, the most important ones being the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus, and Mary Magdalene. There are several possible meanings of Miryam, some of them being: “lots of bitterness”, “wished for child”, “bitter”, “rebellious”.



It is a baby name.





Variations or similar name:

Not available


Famous people with this name:

Maija Vilkkumaa, Finnish singer-songwriter;

Maija Grotell, Finnish-American ceramics artist;

Maija Saari, Finnish footballer;

Maija Einfelde, Latvian composer;

Maija Isola, Finnish textile designer for Marimekko;

Katri Anna-Maija Helena “Kaija” Siren, Finnish architect




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