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Meaning and name origin
Monica \m(o)-ni-ca\ as a girl's name is pronounced MAH-ni-kah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Monica is "advisor". Of uncertain origin. May be from Latin "monere" meaning "to advise", or from "nonnica" which comes from "nonna", the Latin word for "nun". Also possibly from Greek "monos" meaning "single, only". Saint Monica, the mother of Saint Augustine, prayed for her son and saved him from self-destruction. Saint Augustine then became one of the greatest saints in history. The name is poopular with Catholics. Fictional character Monica Geller, on the TV sitcom "Friends".
Monica is a very popular first name for females (#131 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#22050 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Monica for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Monica and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Mona, Monica, Monika, Monique and Monnie. (2014 statistics).
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