Gender: Feminine
Origin: Greenlandic
Meaning: “brother’s little sister.”

The name is a contraction of the Greenlandic female name, Najaaraq, meaning, “brother’s little sister.”

The name was introduced into Denmark at the beginning of the 20th-century and may have been popularized by Danish author, Naja Marie Aidt (b.1963).

As of 2010, Naja was the 36th most popular female name in Denmark.