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Girl Name: Monica

Name: Monica
Pronunciation: \m(o)-ni-ca\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Manika
Variant forms: Mona, Monca, Monicka, Monika, Monike, Moniqua, Monique, Monnica
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 131
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 22050


Monica \m(o)-ni-ca\ as a girl's name is pronounced MAH-ni-kah. Possibly (Greek) "solitary" or (Latin) "to advise; nun". Saint Monica, the mother of Saint Augustine, prayed for her son and saved him from self-destruction. As a result, Saint Augustine became one of the greatest saints in history. The name is poopular with Catholics. Fictional character Monica Geller, on the TV sitcom "Friends".

Monica has 8 variant forms: Mona, Monca, Monicka, Monika, Monike, Moniqua, Monique and Monnica.

A baby name that sounds like Monica is Manika.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Monica.


Monica is a very popular first name for women (#131 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#22050 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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