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Girl Name: Nova

Name: Nova
Pronunciation: \n(o)-va\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: new
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Nava, Neva
Variant forms: Novella, Novia
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 1600
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 15391


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 has 2 variant forms: Novella and Novia.

Baby names that sound like Nova are Nava and Neva.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Nova.


Nova is a very popular first name for women (#1600 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#15391 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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