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Name Monika

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

Gender: female

Languages of use: German, Scandinavian

US 2015 rank: not in the Top 1000

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Monika is a member of the name group Monica:

Language of origin: Latin


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


monachus = the hermit, the monk  Latin

monere = to advise, to warn  Latin

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