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What does Mona mean?

Mona Pronunciation of Mona [mona] as a girls' name is pronounced MOH-nah. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Mona is "noble, aristocratic". Also an Italian short form of Madonna. The "Mona Lisa", a portrait painted by Leonardo da Vinci, has inspired name blends. The name spread from Ireland in the mid 19th century.

Associated with: irish, portrait (literary), blends, 19th century.


Mona has 6 variants: Moina, Monah, Monalisa, Monalissa, Monna and Moyna.

Related girl names: Monica and Ramona.

1 more alternative form via Madonna: Madona.

Creative forms:
(female) Maena, Mota, ..

(male) Monai, Mota, ..

Middle name pairings:
Mona Kayden (M.K.), ..

How popular is Mona?

Mona is a very prominent first name for women (#421 out of 4276, Top 10%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#27970 out of 150436, Top 19%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Mona reached its peak rank of #248 in the U.S. during the years 1950-1959, and is presently at #1892. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mona name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mona outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Madonna, Monica (#560 in recent rankings), Monna and Ramona (#1076) are the popular variation forms of Mona (#1892 in recent rankings) ranked in the Top 2000. These relations of Mona were at the peak of their popularity 5 decades ago (median #918) and have become significantly less widespread since, with versions such as Mona becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mona, Madonna, Monica, Monna, Ramona in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Monica outside U.S.

Similar Names

Mona is alike in pronunciation to Manya, Mayana, Meena, Mena, Mina, Minna, Minny, Miyana, Moana, Monay, Monet, Monnie, Mouna, Mounia and Muna. Other suggested similar names are Anna, Arna, Buna, Byna, Dana, Dena, Dina, Diona, Dona, Donna, Edna, Euna, Fina, Gana, Gina, Hena, Ilona, Iona, Jena, Jona, Lena, Lina, Lona, Mata, Mesa, Meta, Meya, Mima, Min, Minta, Mirna, Miya, Mo, Moia, Moja, Monca, Mone, Monika, Mora, Morena, Morna, Moya, Moyra, Nona, Oona, Rhona, Rona, Ronna, Sana, Shona, Teona, Tiona, Tona, Unna, Wina, Yana, Yoana, Yona, Zina and Zona. These names tend to be less commonly used than Mona.

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