Katja: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Katja
Origin of the name Katia:
Pet form of Katherine (pure, unsullied).
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Nickname/variation of CATHERINE (or Katherine) using the Dutch spelling using a 'j'. A popular Eastern-European and Russian spelling is KATYA.
I know a Dutch Katja, and in her case it's a diminutive of Karin.
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I chose this name for my daughter as I also have a nickname version of Catherine. My grandmother is Catherine and her nickname was Katinka - so I was named Katinka and then named my daughter a similar nickname version of Catherine.
Katja is part of the middle name of my daughter (Naiomi Katja-Lynn). My Omi is named Katja, and I love her name and how unique it is.
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Meaning of the name Katja
2 syll. ka-tja, kat-ja The girl name Katja is pronounced as KAATYah KEY. Katja's language of origin is Old Greek. Katja is a variation of the English name Katherine. Katja is also a German and Russian pet form of the Russian name Jekaterina.
Can also be pronounced cot-jah.
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Katjaa character from The Walking Dead Game