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, Noeva, ..
(male) Novana, Nove, ..
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)
Displayed below is the birth name history of Nova for girls. Nova reached its peak position of #287 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Below is a charted analysis of the history of Nova and affiliated names. The only other popular related form of Nova (#287 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.