Maja is known to be pronounced in many ways, including MAY-ah, MY-ah, Mah-ha and MAH-zjha. It is thought to be a diminutive of two different names, hence the dual meaning and many heritages.
Firstly it is short for Maria – a variant of Miriam, meaning ‘Bitterness’. Although it can also be a short form of Maia – a Greek name meaning ‘Mother’.
Maja is so sweet and pure, with a fresh feeling to boot. It is reminiscent of Lyla, Reyna and Jadzia.