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What does Mona mean?

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.

Mona has 1 more alternative form via Madonna: Madona.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Mola, Mota, ..

(male) Monai, Mota, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the baby name history of Mona for girls. Mona reached its peak rank of #248 in the U.S. during the years 1950-1959, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Madonna, Monica (#538 in recent rankings), Monna and Ramona (#1089) are the popular variation forms of Mona ranked in the Top 2000. These relations of Mona were at the peak of their popularity 4 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, 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, Nyna, 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.