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Name Monika

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

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Languages of use:German, Scandinavian
Short forms:Mona, Moni
US 2015 rank:not in the Top 1000; other popularity lists see below
Similarly written:Mónika, Donika, Monia, Monica, Mónica, Monira, Anika, Annika, Danika, Donia     Details
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About Monica, the group of names with the same origin as Monika

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

Popularity lists that contain the name Monika

Austria prevalence 2015 5
Bulgaria 2012 20
Czechia prevalence 2015 22
Germany prevalence 2005 3
Poland prevalence 2012 15
Switzerland 1997 253
Switzerland prevalence 2013 7
USA decades 1990-1999 896
USA yearlyGraph1998 929,  1997 839,  1996 800,  1995 826,  1994 929,  1993 796
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