What does Nova mean?
Nova [no-va] as a girls' 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".
(female) Neava, Norva, ..
(male) Noaz, Nove, .. Middle name pairings:
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How popular is Nova?
Nova is a very prominent first name for women (#1600 out of 4276, Top 37%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#13153 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Nova reached its peak position of #215 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. The only other popular related form of Nova (#215 in recent rankings) is Novella. Adoption of these relations of Nova is at its apex today (adoption of 0.1%), except for the form Novella which has fallen out of fashion. Nova has historically been a favorite of parents.
Nova▲ is pronounced similarly to Naavah, Nava, Neiva, Neva▼, Nevaeh and Nevya. Other suggested similar names are Alva▼, Ava▲, Clova, Corva, Dova, Elva▼, Eva, Hava, Iva▼, Keva, Kiva, Liva, Nada, Naia, Nana, Naoma, Nata, Nea, Neda, Neka, Nela, Nena, Neola, Neoma, Nera, Neta, Neve, Nevsa, Nia▲, Nila, Nina, Nioma, Nita▼, Noa▲, Noel, Noela, Nola, Nolan, Nona▼, Nonah, Noni, Nonna, Noola, Noor▲, Noora, Nora▲, Norah▲, Norda, Nore, Norm, Norma▼, Norna, Nour, Noura, Nowla, Nula, Nura, Nya, Nyla▲, Nyna, Nysa, Olva, Reva▼, Riva, Tava, Tova, Vava, Viva▼ and Ziva. These names tend to be less commonly used than Nova.See names in meaning and etymology.