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Katja is a popular name in Germany. It´s pronounced Kut-yah. It was especially popular in the 1980´s along with several other -ja ending names.
-- Destry  4/13/2005
Also spelled as "Katje" from what I've seen. Katja ("KAHT-ya") is also a Russian pet form of Katherine, with a somewhat different spelling. I like this name; it's a diminutive that actually retains some elegance and dignity of the original name, unlike "Cathy", "Christie" or "Candy", which are too "cutesy" and have become a little too common.
-- Anonymous User  4/28/2005
It's also used it Sweden and Finland. Pronounced like "cut ya".
-- Caprice  4/22/2006
Listen to the German pronunciation of Katja here:
-- _satu_  9/3/2006
Blunt and harsh sounding to me, almost masculine.
-- Anonymous User  10/13/2007
It's used in the Netherlands as well.

A friend of mine bears this name and I like it. Especially because it had the Dutch word "kat" in it which means "cat".
-- renee06  11/18/2007
Also a feminine name in Croatia.
-- goricar  3/14/2010
Katjaa is an character who appears in season 1 of Telltale Games' The Walking Dead episodic adventure video game.
-- Anonymous User  7/2/2014
In what I've found, Katja means "pure." I like the name very much and would plan to name my daughter that someday.

I teach German so I want a German name that isn't too old (I think of my great grandma Olga from Germany...). Katja sounds cute and dainty. It's like the German form of Katie. I do worry how people would pronounce her name. I've seen it English-ized to "Katya" to aid pronunciation, but I don't want to lose the German roots.
-- swallow1989  8/22/2014
I really like this name as a diminutive of Katherine or variants thereof. It is classy and sounds cool without being as common as Kate/Katie. User:Swallow1989 described the name perfectly.
-- YITYNR  1/2/2016
In my opinion, this name sounds very harsh and masculine even though it ends with an "a". I would never use it.
-- Alexanna  10/3/2014
My name is Katja and I think it is unique but also quite annoying because people cannot pronounce it right.
-- katja0101  12/15/2015
Katja Johanna Alice Nyberg is a naturalized Norwegian handball player, currently retired. She has played 99 games for the Norwegian national team.
-- cutenose  6/19/2016
As Caprice said, Katja is also used in Finland. It is rather common too, with over 18,000 occurrences (includes middle names) according to the Finnish Population Register Centre. Katja's name day is on 25th of November, same as other Finnish names related to Katherine.
-- Louska  1/9/2017

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