- 2000: unlisted
- 1999: unlisted
- 1998: 7 baby girls named Phajja [debut]
- 1997: unlisted
- 1996: unlisted
Where did it come from?
The R&B group Phajja (pronounced fah-jah).
The female trio — Kena, Nakia, and Karen — released their debut album, Seize the Moment, in 1997. The album produced two singles, including their most successful song, “So Long (Well, Well, Well),” which peaked at #87 on Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart and #30 on the Hot R&B Singles chart.
The group’s name, according to the press, was based on an Arabic word meaning “new beginning.” My guess is that this Arabic word was fajr, which means “dawn.” (The “dawn prayer” recited by Muslims is the salat al-fajr.)
What are your thoughts on the baby name Phajja?