Maja is a female name, in Croatia exclusively Croatian. It is one of the most common names (among the top hundred) in Croatia, with over twenty thousand namesakes living there.
The relative popularity of names Maja in Croatia
The name Maja was the most popular from years 1978 to 1984. The peak year was 1984.
Name Maja is present mainly in North-West Croatia, and scarcely in Central Croatia. Most of the persons named Maja live in the following cities and municipalities: Zagreb (over four thousand), Split (over a thousand), Rijeka (over five hundred). Relatively speaking, the city with the highest percentage of namesakes is Tounj (0.4% of total population).
In the sources analysed in the project Acta Croatica so far, the name is mentioned over a hundred times, the first time 1917 in source List of Dignitaries, Officials and Public Servants of the Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia.