Mirja

Gender: Feminine
Origin: Finnish
(MEER-yah)

The name is a Finnish form of Miriam, and has had some usage in Sweden and Germany. It has been used in Germany since at least the 1960s, most likely introduced via Mirja Larsson, a Swedish supermodel who married Gunter Sachs.

Currently, Mirja is the 252nd most popular female name in Germany, (2011).