Ronja

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Swedish Ronja in the early 1980s ( Astrid Lindgren's book was translated into Finnish in 1981).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈronjɑ]
  • Hyphenation: Ron‧ja

Proper noun[edit]

Ronja

  1. A female given name of modern usage.

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German[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Ronja

  1. A female given name of Swedish origin.

Norwegian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Ronja

  1. A female given name of Swedish origin.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Invented by Astrid Lindgren for the heroine of the children's book Ronja rövardotter (1981) by taking the middle letters of Juronjaure, the Sami name of a lake in north Sweden, said to mean "lake by a hill".

  • Lindgren was obviously looking for something that sounded familiar, like Sonja, a well established name in Sweden by 1981. Роня is a Russian pet form of several male and female given names, but the name Ronja was very rare in Scandinavia and Germany until 1981.

Proper noun[edit]

Ronja

  1. A female given name used in Sweden since 1981.

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