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Nova 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".
Nova has 2 variant forms: Novella and Novia.
Baby names that sound like Nova are Nava and Neva.
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Popularity of Nova
Nova is a very popular first name for women (#1600 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#15391 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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