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Nova Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Nova is of Latin and English origin.

The meaning of Nova is "new".  

It is also of Hopi origin, where its meaning is "chases butterflies".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 287  in baby name popularity for girls with 1121 occurrences.  It ranked 1553 in popular baby names for boys with 102 occurrences. 

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


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Related Names

The name Novus is a form of Nova.

Other Tidbits

Nova falls into the celestial name category.

Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Nova.

Just for fun, see the name Nova 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 Nova 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.