Gender Feminine

Meaning & History

From Greenlandic najaa meaning "his younger sister" [1]. It was popularized in Denmark by the writer B. S. Ingemann, who used it in his novel Kunnuk and Naja, or the Greenlanders (1842).

Related Names

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Sources & References

  1. Greenlandic to English Dictionary, entry najaa, available from
Entry updated April 5, 2022