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What does Monika mean?

Monika Pronunciation of Monika [moni-ka] as a girls' name is a Latin name, and the name Monika means "advisor". Monika is an alternate form of Monica (Latin): of uncertain origin.


Monika has 3 variants: Monicka, Moniqua and Monnica.

5 more relations via Monica: Mona, Monca, Monike, Monique and Monnie.

Creative forms:
(female) Menika, Monida, ..

(male) Monia, Monima, ..

Middle name pairings:
Monika Annabella (M.A.), ..

How popular is Monika?

Monika is a very popular first name for females (#1013 out of 4276, Top 24%) but a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Monika was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its highest position of #776 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not found in the list currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Monika rated in the Top 2000 are Monica (#560 last year), Mona (#1892), Monique (#1975) and Monnie. Usage of these forms of Monika reached its apex during the years 1970-1979 (usage of 0.58%) and has become significantly reduced since (usage 0.03%, down 94%), with forms such as Mona becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Monika, Mona, Monica, Monique, Monnie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Monika is alike in pronunciation to Manika. Other suggested similar names are Anika, Annika, Aunika, Bonita, Danika, Donia, Donica, Donika, Donita, Dorika, Ionia, Ionija (see Ionia), Janika, Jenika, Jonina, Jonisa, Jonita, Lanika, Malika, Marika, Mika, Moia, Moina, Moira, Monisha, Monna, Montina, Moria, Morisa, Mounia, Munira, Ronica, Ronika, Sonia, Tanika, Tomika, Tonia, Tonica, Tonina, Yonina, Yonita and Zonia. These names tend to be less frequently used than Monika.