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It is pronounced like Maya, the J is soft. Can also be a nickname for Maj-Britt and other Maj-.... names.
-- Anonymous User  12/16/2005
Maj is also common (which is also the month May in Swedish), on its own and in countless combinations like Maj-Britt, Maj-Lis (Maja-Lisa).
-- Anonymous User  1/15/2007
The name Maja was given to 57 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
-- Oohvintage  7/19/2013
The actual (or at least variant) German pronunciation is MUH-yuh /'ma:ja:/. There’s a popular cartoon series “Biene Maja” based on the children books by Waldemar Bonsels, translated into English as “Maya the Bee”. The German theme song interpreted by Karel Gott is also very well known and uses the aforementioned pronunciation (with a Czech accent).
-- Crissov  3/21/2016
The name is also used in Iceland.
-- jegharenbumsipanden  3/22/2016

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