Nova name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Unisex, both Boy and Girl
Origin: English, Latin and Native-American-Hopi
Usage: English, Faroese, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Pronunciation: no-vah
Meaning: The New One, New, The Word Novus Which is of the Meaning New and New One, New Star
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What does Nova mean?

Nova is a Latin name meaning "new". It can also be used as a short form of the names November and Nova Ann. The name Nova has been in use since the 19th century.

There are many famous people who share the name Nova, including actresses, musicians, and writers.

Nova Reed is an American actress best known for her roles in the television series Days of Our Lives and The Young and the Restless.

Nova Miller is an American singer and songwriter.

She is best known for her singles "Ghost" and "Warrior".

Nova Scotia Murdock was an influential American writer during the Harlem Renaissance. She is best known for her novel Home to Harlem, which tells the story of a young black man's life in Harlem.

If you're looking for a unique and beautiful baby name, Nova is definitely a good choice.

Not only is it uncommon, but it also has a lot of meaning behind it. Plus, it's short and sweet, making it easy to remember and pronounce. And last but not least, even though it's a relatively new name, it's already gaining popularity so your child won't be the only one with this moniker.

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How do I pronounce Nova?

Two syllabled Nova is pronounced as no-vah. Some people pronounce it as no-vuh.

Variants of Nova

Nea, Linnaea, Nia, Novi, Novali, Neah, Linnéa, Niamarie, Neilina, Niam, Novalei

Nicknames for Nova

Though Nova itself is a short name but that doesn't mean that you cannot have nicknames. See the list below:

Names that rhyme with Nova

How popular is the name Nova?

Nova is a popular name in United States given to over 21343 babies in 189 years. The moniker is on fire on the charts, in 2018, 4124 girls were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 56th position.

Moreover, the first name has been to the top 100 baby names 2 times Also, Nova is a popular name in Sweden given to over 1854 babies in 5 years. At the peak of its usage in 2010, it ranked 22nd when 515 parents chose the moniker for their baby girls.

In addition to that, the name has been in the top 50 baby names 4 times

Nova is common in England and Wales where over 837 new-borns have been given the name since 2000.

Currently the moniker is on a rise, in 2018, 251 girls were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 207th position. Also, A common name in Netherlands with over 1918 new-borns have been given the name since 2015.

Currently the name is hotter than ever, the moniker grabbed the 20th spot and 412 baby girls were given the name. In addition to that, the moniker has been in the top 50 baby names 5 times

Nova is a unique baby name in Belgium, during its short term of usage, the name has been to the top 300 names.

Recently in 2018, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 255 on girl names chart when 41 babies were named Nova. Over 131 babies in Belgium have been named Nova. The moniker is an uncommon baby name in France, its highest ever rank is 2252 (2018) in its 18 years run on France naming chart.

Also, it is uncommon in Switzerland, where it has been in use since 2000 and peaked in 2018 when it ranked 372nd.

But Nova is a popular baby name in Indonesia where every 1 in 3000 have the name as well as in Philippines.

According to our estimate, at least 110000 people have been bestowed Nova around the globe.

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Nova in Nordic countries

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Numerological analysis of Nova

Nothing can change your mind about something if you truly believe you are the one that's right. You are your own person who likes to live on the edge. You are hard to reach and even harder to trust. You prefer to deal with things that matter and leave out all the rest. Having the letter A as your capstone reveals your hard-working nature and persistence. When it comes to yourself, you are the most self-critical person ever.

Other names similar to Nova

  •  Deanna - Long standing and Outstanding Deanna mostly is used in Swedish, Danish and Norwegian has its origin in English-American and Indoeuropean, meaning of Deanna is "Dean, Variant of Diana or Deity" is given to both genders
  •  Marinus - Anomalous Marinuss origin is Latin is specifically used in Swedish, Norwegian and German, meaning of Marinus is "Sea Which Belong or Of the Sea" is aimed at baby boys
  •  Sorin - Outlandish Sorin came from Romanian, Arabic and Latin, meaning of Sorin is "Morning Star or Sun" used for both boys and girls is used largely in Finnish and Swedish
  •  Benoit - Meaning of Benoit is Blessed came from Latin which is specifically used in French and English is used as a baby boy name
  •  Domiziano - Boy name Domiziano has origin in Latin, meaning of Domiziano is "Tamed" is used prevalently in Italian

Middle names for Nova

Complement Nova with any of the intrepid and sweet middle names assembled below.

View more middle names that goes with Nova.

Famous people named Nova

  • Nova Meierhenrich, German television presenter and actress
  • Nova Widianto, former male badminton player from Indonesia
  • Nova Peris, indigenous Australian athlete and former politician
  • Nova Pilbeam, English film and stage actress
  • Nova Science Publishers, academic publisher of books, encyclopedias, handbooks
  • Nova Ball in TV series Knots Landing as Actress

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  4. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques,
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