Monica Name Meaning & Origin

Monica

Pronunciation: MAW-ni-kə (key)

Origin of the name Monica:

Ancient yet still popular name of uncertain etymology. Monica was the name of the mother of St. Augustine, who was born in Numidia, an ancient country in northern Africa. Thus, the name might be of African origin. However, Monica is said to have been a citizen of Carthage, a city founded by the Phoenicians, so her name might be of Phoenician origin. Alternatively, some believe it to be from the Latin moneo (to advise).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Mona, Monika, Monique

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Nicknames for Monica

Mo, Mon, Mona, Nica, Nicki, Moni, Mocha, Moey, Harmonica

Meanings and history of the name Monica

From Latin, meaning "adviser". German form: Monika. French form: Monique. Polish form: Monika or Moniczka.

Famous real-life people named Monica

Monica Ali, English writer
Monica Arnold (born 1980), American singer, professionally known as "Monica"
Monica Bellucci (born 1968), Italian actress
Monica Cruz (born 1977), Spanish actress
Monica Dickens (1915-1992), British author of books for adults and children
Monica Edwards (1912-1998), British children's author
Mónica Falcioni (born 1968), Uruguayan long and triple jumper
Monika Fikerle (born 1974), Australian musician
Monica Goodling (born 1973), former Director of Public Affairs for the U.S. Department of Justice
Monica Horan (born 1963), American actress
Monica of Hippo (322-387), Carthaginian saint, the mother of Saint Augustine
Monica Lewinsky (born 1973), former White House intern who had an affair with U.S. President Bill Clinton
Monica Naranjo (born 1974), Spanish singer
Mónica Pont (born 1969), Spanish long-distance runner
Monica Regonesi (born 1961), Chilean long-distance runner
Mônica Rodrigues (born 1967), Brazilian volleyball player
Monica Seles (born 1973), American-Serbian tennis player
Mónica Vergara (born 1983), Mexican female footballer
Monica Vitti, Italian actress
Monica Zetterlund (1937- 2005), Swedish singer and actress

Monica in song, story & screen

Monica Geller, character on TV show Friends, played by Courtney Cox
"Summer with Monika" (1954) Ingmar Bergman film starring Harriet Andersson
Monica Thorne in Trollope's 1858 novel Doctor Thorne
Monica, the lead character from the Brazilian comic book Monica's Gang
Monica Raybrandt, female protagonist character of the video game Dark Chronicle
Monica Warner, Blair's mother on the '80s sitcom The Facts of Life
Monica Rambeau, real name of Captain Marvel/Photon in Marvel comics
Monica Gallagher, on the TV series Shameless

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