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Name Monica

Origin:From Latin words for hermit, monk and advise, warnTools:

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Gender:female
Languages of use:Portuguese, English, Italian
Topics:Asteroid 833 Monica, discovered 1916
Saints:Monica
US 2015 rank:#560     ... 558:Liberty, 559:Fernanda, 560:Monica, 561:Braylee, 562:Dallas ...     Full US 2015 list
Similarly written:Mónica, Monia, Monika, Mónika, Monira, Anica, Annica, Bozica, Danica, Donia     Details
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About Monica, the group of names with the same origin as Monica

Language of origin:Latin
Info about origin:meaning and origin not known for sure
 sometimes said to derive from Latin monachus (monk)
 in the Middle Ages seen as connected to Latin monere (to advise) and meaning advisor
 known from Saint Monica, the mother of Saint Augustine, a father of the church (4th century AD)
 because Saint Monica came from Carthage in Northern Africa the name could also be of North African/Phoenician origin
Words:monachus = the hermit, the monk  Latin
 monere = to advise, to warn  Latin
Topics:New Testament
Variants' top ranks:3:Monika Germany 2005,  3:Monique Belgium 2013,  10:Mónica Ecuador 2013,  19:Mónika Hungary 2014,  24:Monica Sweden 2014
Name variants:Mengia, Mona, Moni, Monica, Mónica, Monika, Mónika, Monique   Sortable list   Details
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SeriesGraphRankings
England+Wales decadesGraph1944 89,  1934 99,  1924 87
Norway prevalence 2015 43
Sweden prevalence 2014 24
Switzerland 1997 413
USA decadesGraph1990-1999 84,  1980-1989 58,  1970-1979 451960-1969 86
USA yearlyGraph2015 560,  2014 537,  2013 502,  2012 434,  2011 405,  2010 363,  2009 340,  2008 318,  2007 286,  2006 250,  2005 238,  2004 225,  2003 207,  2002 180,  2001 182,  2000 167,  1999 151,  1998 105,  1997 791996 81,  1995 87,  1994 88,  1993 86
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