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Monica 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 has 10 variant forms: Lamonica, Mona, Monca, Monicka, Monika, Monike, Moniqua, Monique, Monnica and Monnie.
Monica is also pronounced similarly to Manika. Other suggested similar baby names are Donica, Monisha, Ronica and Tonica.
Popularity of Monica
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 names popularity of Monica name for girls (2012 statistics). Compare Monica with its variant forms and related girl baby names.