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Meaning and name origin

Nova \n(o)-va\ as a girl's name is pronounced NOH-vah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Nova is "new". Astronomy: a nova is a star that releases a tremendous burst of energy, becoming temporarily extraordinarily bright. Chevrolet used to make a small car called a "Nova". Novia is also Spanish for "girlfriend".


Variations

Nova has 2 variant forms: Novella and Novia.


Popularity

Nova is a very popular first name for females (#1600 out of 4276, Top 37%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#15391 out of 88799, Top 17%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Nova for girls. Nova reached its highest rank of #287 in the U.S. in 2014 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Nova name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Nova and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Nova (#287) and Novella. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Nova, Novella in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Nova is also pronounced similarly to Nava, Neiva, Neva and Nevya. Other suggested similar baby names are Dova, Neve, Noa, Nola, Nona, Nora and Tova. These names tend to be less commonly used than Nova.

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