Ronja

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Faroese[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Ronja f

  1. A female given name

Usage notes[edit]

Matronymics

  • son of Ronja: Ronjuson
  • daughter of Ronja: Ronjudóttir

Declension[edit]

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Ronja
Accusative Ronju
Dative Ronju
Genitive Ronju

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.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Ronja (Kotus type 10/koira, no gradation)
nominative Ronja Ronjat
genitive Ronjan Ronjien
partitive Ronjaa Ronjia
illative Ronjaan Ronjiin
singular plural
nominative Ronja Ronjat
accusative nom. Ronja Ronjat
gen. Ronjan
genitive Ronjan Ronjien
Ronjainrare
partitive Ronjaa Ronjia
inessive Ronjassa Ronjissa
elative Ronjasta Ronjista
illative Ronjaan Ronjiin
adessive Ronjalla Ronjilla
ablative Ronjalta Ronjilta
allative Ronjalle Ronjille
essive Ronjana Ronjina
translative Ronjaksi Ronjiksi
instructive Ronjin
abessive Ronjatta Ronjitta
comitative Ronjineen

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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]

Coined 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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