Mona Name Meaning & Origin

Mona

Pronunciation: MOH-nə (key)

Origin of the name Mona:

Anglicized form of the Irish Muadhnait, a diminutive form of muadh (noble).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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In Farsi, it's mo-NUH

Mona and Noam are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

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Mona is sometimes used as a nickname for Ramona, Pomona and Monica.

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Meanings, from various sources:
Arabic - Variant of Muna (مُنى) - Wishes
Gaelic/Irish - Anglicised from Muadhnait - Noble One
Greek - From Monos (μονος) - Solitary, One
Ancient Italian - Contraction of Madonna - My lady
Miwok - Gathered of the seed of a jimson weed
Nepalese - Bud
Old English - Moon
Persian - An adjective for God, from Mana - 'Who lasts forever'
Scottish - Female form of Tormod, derived from Norman - Northman, Viking
Sanskrit - Alone, unique
Teutonic - Alone

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Mona Mahmudnizhad - Baha'i martyr from Iran. She was imprisoned, tortured and executed by the Iranian government because of her faith.
Mona Matsuoka - young Japanese-American fashion model
Mona Barthélemy - professional tennis player
Mona Charente - political columnist
Mona Ghoneim - Egyptian composer
Mona Grudt - former Miss Universe from Norway
Mona Hatoum - British artist of Palestinian origin
Mona Hofland - Norwegian actress
Mona Keijzer - Dutch politician
Mona Simpson - American novelist of Syrian and German descent
Mona von Bismarck - American socialite fashion icon (1897–1983)
Mona Zaki - Egyptian actress
Mona - ring name of American wrestler Nora Greenwald

Mona in song, story & screen: | Edit

Mona Robinson, maneating grandmother character in "Who's the Boss", played by Katherine Helmond.
"Mona Lisa" song made famous by Nat King Cole.
Mona Lisa painting
"Mona Vanderwaal" the TV show/book series pretty little liars.
"Mona", a song by the Beach Boys from their album Love You
"Mona", a song by Bo Diddley, also recorded by the Rolling Stones, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Craig McLachlan & Check 1-2
Mona the Vampire - children's TV show
Mona Simpson - character in The Simpsons

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