Gender: Feminine
Origin: Estonian
Meaning: “verdant.”

The name is derived from the Estonian adjective, haljas, meaning “verdant.” Other forms are Haldi and Haldja.

The designated name-day is April 27.


  1. http://aare.pri.ee/dictionary.html?meth=part&lang=ee&query=halja&switch=en
  2. http://www.behindthename.com/namedays/lists/est.php

1 thought on “Halja

  1. I love the sound and spelling of this one. It’s lovely.

    It reminds me of the unrelated Greek mythological name, Halia(which according to wikipedia means ‘of the sea’) and of the (also unrelated) Malay word halia which means ginger.

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