Oja Name Meaning

Finnish: from oja ‘ditch’, a habitational name from a farm so named for its situation. This name occurs chiefly in western Finland and can be traced back to the 15th century. In America, it may also be an abbreviation of Ojala.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Ota, Oda, Oza, Ola, Cota, Ott, Oba, Pla, Aga, Oka

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