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This is a sentence fragment, not a name. That is to say, in French language, "de ja" is an incomplete thought, and would not make sense as a proper name to a French speaker.
-- Monsieur_Lapin  7/7/2005
My name is Deja and I think that it is a very pretty name. Until now I have never seen my name anywhere and I'm glad people know how pretty this name is.
-- Deja  11/18/2005
Déjà is a word, not a name. It's like naming your child "already".
-- lillinparadise  12/17/2006
Actually, it IS a name and a popular one at that, mind you. That's like saying Ruby isn't a name, it's a jewel. Nonsense.
-- Anonymous User  3/25/2007
You can't compare Déjà and Ruby! Déjà is just a random foreign word used as a name, whereas it's not a name in its original country. Would you name you daughter 'already'? I knew a Madness once, but that doesn't mean it's a name.
-- lillinparadise  9/16/2007
In response to lillinparadise, not all people know what 'de ja' means, and by the time they find out what it means their child is already named. Oh and yes, I would name my child Already.
-- Anonymous User  10/13/2007
I don't especially like this name. For me, it's like naming a child "Nevaeh" or something of the like. Why take a name from the French for "already" when there are so many other great names out there?
-- Anonymous User  4/29/2007
This is our last name. Four generations ago a French family emigrated to Poland where the surname apparently thrived because we run into other Polish Dejas occasionally. In Polish the "j" is pronounced like a "y", but most teachers and people in the U.S. who read our name out loud before asking how to pronounce it aspirate the "j" like an "h" for a Spanish word spelled the same way which (we have been told) means the command "go away"!
-- dejanet  5/17/2007
In Lithuanian the word "Deja" means "unfortunately".
-- monie  6/23/2007
In Spanish, "Deja" is a conjugated form of the verb "dejar," meaning "to leave." It is the form used when talking about a single third person or when formally addressing someone. Although I believe the Spanish pronunciation is not "DEja," but "deJA."
-- CkLmJ_CrAzY  8/8/2007
The people who use this name clearly don't have a clue what it means, and they seem to prefer names that sound like tacky pseudonyms for bad r'n'b singers or hip hoppers rather than names that have maturity and class. A ridiculous name.
-- slight night shiver  4/21/2008
This is how my name is pronounced, but it's spelled d-a-i-j-a-h. I like this name because it's unique, but it took a while to grow on me.
-- daijah92  5/27/2008
I think this name is silly. Aren't you basically naming your kid "already"?
-- bananarama  7/14/2008
What a random choice for a name, although it admittedly has an alright sound to it. I think I've heard of a Dejané before, but that's probably related to Dejan.

Deja is also Slavic, meaning "to do something, to act".
-- not_another_Jessica  12/29/2008
Dejah Thoris was a character in some early 20th-century science fiction novels written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the author of Tarzan. She was a princess of Mars, described as a beautiful, coppery-skinned young woman who wore no clothing except for strategically placed jewels. She is a favorite subject of comic book artists who draw busty, scantily clad sci fi vixens. I'd guess that some of the girls named Deja or Dejah were named after the character Dejah Thoris.
-- Anonymous User  6/3/2009
I'm French. I have never met a French person with this name, thank goodness!

Since moving to America, I have a feeling that someone grabbed a French book and picked out a random word from it without bothering to understand the meaning. It also screams ghetto to me.

Honestly, parents, THINK for a moment - names are important.
-- Anonymous User  10/5/2009
This is my name, and my father literally named me after the sensation of deja vu. (He constantly had it while my mother was pregnant with me) I am white middle class, and aware of what my name means. Am I happy that I sound like an unconjugated verb to other language speakers? No. I've grown to love my name, minus the deja vu jokes, I've had very little issues with it. (Besides the fact everyone assumes I'm African American).
-- Vivix  11/20/2009
I went to high school with a girl named Deja. (And I took French for 4 years, so yes I know what "Deja vu" means.) Honestly, I thought it was a really cool name.
-- erb816  9/12/2010
Why would parents want to give their daughters a name that means "already"? It sounds like the parents are saying, "been there, done that", like their daughters are just routine.
-- gaelruadh19  1/12/2012
We have a daughter named déjà, everyone is entitled to their opnions as to why someone would name their child a 'word' in another's language, we had two names chosen for her when she was born and when I looked at my daughter she felt like an old soul to me that we have met once before. I know it sounds weird but she wasn't just my new born. it was like I had already met her before, so it was like Deja vu!
We have a lot of African immigrants that moved here and they named their children names that are considered 'words' to us in English like Fresh or pure etc.
-- Anonymous User  3/2/2013
I can see why you would name your daughter a French word like Belle, which means beautiful, but 'already'?! I have a feeling that a large percentage of the people who give this name to their children don't even know what it means. Which is just sad.
-- Anonymous User  6/18/2013
There's nothing wrong with this name. My mom got it from a song and everyone says how pretty it is. So instead of saying my name is so called 'stupid' and being completely rude. Think about it. I love my name and think it's perfect for me.
-- dejacoulter  3/24/2014
Excuse me, but you do realize that people can read your comments and you can totally make someone depressed about their name? My name is Dejah but spelled differently. I am 10 and as a matter of fact I love my name and have no intention to change my name. I personally don't care when people call me Deja vu. My parents, before they met both loved the name Dajah from 2 different sources, a book and a song. And have you ever thought about the movie John Carter? The princesses name is Dejah Thoris. Im just saying that saying your opinions about a name can be good and bad. The good part is you can help parents choose a name and the bad part is that you can hurt peoples feelings. So be careful how you say things. Also in chinese it means summer.
-- Anonymous User  5/3/2014
My great-grandmother's maiden name was Deja. She was French/Polish. Me & my three children will soon be changing our last names legally to Deja. It's a beautiful name - and it is an actual name - I have papers from 1843 proving it.
-- iceblue  5/10/2014
When I first met my husband, he told me that if he had a girl he would call her Deja, as he has liked the name since he was nine. Our first child was a son, and he died after 2 months, we were really devastated as we were told we would never be able to have another child, however two years time I got pregnant again and and then came our angel from heaven, a little girl and we call her Deja, she looked soo much like our son, you would have thought it was him... I love the name Deja as it means to have been here before, and I thank jehovah everyday for her.
-- MystiqueSweeney  5/28/2014
I have a daughter named Deja and I happen to think it's a beautiful name. I named her that because her father and I shared many Deja vu experiences together, so it just fit for us. And of course I did research on the meaning before we had her. It still holds a special meaning for us. And it's rude to call someone's name stupid.
-- mama1234  6/26/2014

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