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, 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).
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).
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.