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What does Nova mean?

Nova \n(o)-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".


Variations

Nova has 2 variants: Novella and Novia.


Popularity

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 (#15391 out of 88799, Top 17%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Nova for girls. Nova reached its peak position of #287 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Nova name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Nova outside U.S.

Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Nova and affiliated names. The only other popular related form of Nova (#287 in 2014) is Novella. Adoption of this girl name is at its apex today, except for the form Novella which has become less fashionable. Nova (#287) is the most chic name for newborns in this list, and there is also a revival in birth name popularity for this name. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Nova, Novella in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Nova outside U.S.


Similar Names

Nova is 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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