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Monica Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Monica is of Latin origin.

The meaning of Monica is "advisor".  

It is also of English and Portuguese origin, where its meaning is "advise, counsel".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 538  in baby name popularity for girls with 572 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Monica Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Monica has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Monica to other names.


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Related Names

Variants of the name Monica include Moneo, Monere.

The names Monika, Monique, Monocka are all forms of Monica.

Other Tidbits

Some famous bearers of this name include: Monica Seles.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Monica in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Monica.

Just for fun, see the name Monica in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Monica in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.