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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Aja
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Aja in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Aja:
Records indicate that 5,207 girls in the United States have been named Aja since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1978, when 490 people in the U.S. were given the name Aja. Those people are now 40 years old.
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Comments about the name Aja
Based on the comments submitted below
8 Positive Comments
"i love my name! i have only seen one A'ja in my life time. i also spell A'ja a bit different in my name with an Apostrophe for pronunciation." Jun. 7, 2017:
"I would love to name my daughter (if I have one) Aja but pronounce it (ah-jah)" Jun. 13, 2016:
"My name is Aja and I wasn't named after the steely Dan album. And it's not pronounced like Asia. Its au like in autumn and Zsa like Zsa Zsa Gabor. (au-zsa) I was born in 83 and my mom got my name from the soap opera Search for Tomorrow. Although the the tv show was on for years, the character I was named after was only on there a short period of time. No one pronounces my name correctly... Most people don't even try. I work in a retail store and its just annoying bc I have to wear a name tag and I get asked ALOT. Usual questions I get.... Were your parents steely Dan fans? Is that your initials? What's that short for? I'd probably like my name more if I didn't get so many questions about it." Dec. 5, 2012:
"Love It! It has been my name for 34 years and it is unique and beautiful!" Aug. 5, 2012:
"My daugther's name is Aejah...her dad wanted it to be Asia. I chose to spell it this way because like mine I wanted her name to be beautiful different just like her." Jan. 25, 2009:
"My name is aja and it is pronounced a-ja . Everyone says asia though. I like my name. No one in my town is called Aja. My dad when he was 16 decided that if he ever had a daughter he would call her Aja because he loves Steely Dan." Nov. 1, 2008:
"My name is Aja.Pronounced (O'sha) with the "J" being silent. Most people pronounce my name as Asia. Out of 20 people 1 will pronounce it correct. And when its time to spell it don't even think about it. One time i was actually in a shoe store and i was ready to check out but there was no cashier so i called the manager over and she started screaming AjA, Aja, this lady is ready to check out. Her name was spelled the same way and pronounced the same way. And she was also my age. It kind of freaked me out. But its good to know that there's more people in the same world as me with my unique name." Mar. 3, 2007:
"i love my name its one not may peopel have i like that fact about it. peopel do tend to spell and say my name wroung, but i dont mined that at all." Dec. 16, 2005:
11 Neutral Comments
"My name in Aja pronounced (ah-zha) most people pronounce it Asia. My name is from the famous actress Juliet Prowse who played Aja Fowler in a movie "The name of the game" in 1968. I was born not long after the show. I never knew anyone with the name until after steely Dan came out with the album.I have not met anyone older than me with the name yet." Aug. 4, 2018:
"My name is also Aja and I've never met in person another girl named Aja, but there's a lot of other girls out there named Aja with different spellings, and I talked to another girl in Texas once who is the same name as mine spelling the same,born in 79 named after Steely Dan album didn't know there were so many of us out there LOL." Feb. 19, 2018:
"My name is Aja and it's pronounced like (ah)for the "a" and (zsha) for the "ja." Also, my name is always mispronounced as Asia. I have an apostrophe before my name (A'ja) but I think the apostrophe looks weird so I don't use it. Otherwise I love my name and it's originality." Mar. 22, 2016:
"While I was pregnant I heard someone else who was pregnant say if she had a girl she would name her Aja.(pronounced Asia) I loved the name and when I had a girl I named her Aja. My daughter who is now in her 20s hears all the time from people that they love her name." Jul. 17, 2015:
"my daughter name is A'Ja and i spell it different n its pronounce (ae-jah) i love the name but i have never heatd of this song or steely dan very unique" Jan. 5, 2014:
"My daughters name is Aja pronounced Asia. Pple pronounced it Osha.." Jun. 22, 2012:
"Steely Dan is responsible for MANY Hebrew girls including my daughter for her name "Aja". I was 13 years old when the album came out and I knew my 1st daughter would have this name which was fulfilled 12 years later" Nov. 4, 2011:
"Wow, I never realized so many people were named after the same album. I, like so many others was named after the Steely Dan album "Aja" in 1978 which makes me 30. But I have never listened to the song. My mother keeps the album locked away. Maybe its sentimental or something. I love being named Aja. I have an accent over the j which makes my pronunciation different from others. But I still consider the name to beautiful and unique." Aug. 24, 2009:
"probably because it is pronounced "Asia". Perhaps you should spend less time on the internet and more time listing to Steely Dan." Jul. 12, 2007:
"I have a friend named Aja but she pronounces it like Asia so everyone is spelling it wrong." May. 16, 2007:
"my name is Aja, but it sounds like Asia so peopel offten prounce my name wroung as well as spell it wroung. I dont mined any of this. To me my name is original and it makes me who i am. Every one tells my i have a beautifull name and i am quite fine with hearing that." Dec. 16, 2005:
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