Montana Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Montana:
Borrowed from the name of the State in the northwestern U.S. which was admitted to the Union in 1889. It is derived from the Latin montana (mountainous).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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My friend, Montana Olivia, was named because she was born in the state Montana, and the name just seems to suit her. She loves being outdoors, loves the beach and has golden hair. That's the only way I picture a Montana.
My name is Montana, and I wasn't named after the state. I've been teased quite a bit throughout my entire life for my name. Joe Montana, Hannah Montana, any of the other 49 states... I've heard it all. Overall, I love my name. When I was younger I begged my parents to let me legally change it, but I've definitely grown into it. I can't imagine being anything but a Montana now.
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Tana, Tanner, Mona, Monty
- Meanings and history of the name Montana: | Edit
Latin origin meaning "mountain."
- Famous real-life people named Montana: | Edit
Joe Montana, American Football Hall of Fame quarterback.
Patsy Montana, American country singer-songwriter.
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Hannah Montana, fictional character portrayed by Miley Cyrus in the same name Disney Channel sitcom.
Montana Grey, a character in the novel "Hollywood Wives" by Jackie Collins. In this novel, some guy said to her, "Montana! What kind of bullshit name is that?"
Tony Montana, a character played by Al Pacino in the film Scarface