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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".
Nova is a very popular first name for females (#1600 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#15391 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Nova for girls (2015 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Nova and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Nova and Novella. (2015 statistics).
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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