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Mona

First Name
45k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
672
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

What does the name Mona mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Mona

"Mona" is a name of Arabic origin, and it means "Desires, wishes". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖Mo"na
A small, handsome, long-tailed West American monkey (Cercopithecus mona). The body is dark olive, with a spot of white on the haunches.

Etymology: CF. Sp. & Pg. mona, fem. of mono a monkey, ape

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An island to the northwest of Wales
Wiktionary

Anglicized form Gaelic Muadhnait, from muadh "noble". In northern Europe, where the name is much more popular, Mona is interpreted as a diminutive of Monika or, rarely, of Ramona, and sometimes associated with the title of da Vinci's painting Mona (=madonna) Lisa.

  1. A female given name.
  2. The third-largest island of the Puerto Rico archipelago.
  3. A city in Utah.

Mona was also found in the following language(s): Translingual, Danish, Faroese, German, Norwegian, Portuguese, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Mona

Mona Simpson is a novelist and english professor. Mona was given the name Mona Jandali on June 14th, 1957 in Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States.

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Sara Loren is an actress and model. She was most prominent from 2007 to present. Sara was given the name Mona Lizza Hussain . Sara is also known as Lizza Hussain and Mona.

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Mona Singh is an actor, dance, television, actress, dancer, and television actress. Mona was born on October 8th, 1981 in Chandigarh.

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Mona Shourie Kapoor was a producer. Mona was given the name Mona Shourie on February 3rd, 1964 in New Delhi. She died on March 25th, 2012.

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Mona Marshall is a voice actress. She was most prominent from 1972 to present. Mona was given the name Mona M. Iannotti on August 31st, 1947 in Los Angeles.

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Kalpana Kartik is an actor and actress. She was most active from 1951 to 1957. Kalpana was given the name Mona Singha in Shimla.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Mona

Erik Mona is a role-playing games and role-playing game writer.

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Domenico Mona was an influential somebody. Domenico was born in 1550 in Ferrara. He left this life in 1602.

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Khwezi Mona is a rugby player. Khwezi was born on October 8th, 1992 in East London, Eastern Cape.

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István Móna was a leading somebody. István was born on September 17th, 1940 in Nyíregyháza. He breathed his last breath on July 28th, 2010.

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Henry Mona is an athlete for the Moro United F.C.

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How popular is the baby name Mona in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 14 14 0
1881 14 14 0
1882 11 11 0
1883 16 16 0
1884 18 18 0
1885 17 17 0
1886 31 31 0
1887 22 22 0
1888 32 32 0
1889 29 29 0
1890 33 33 0
1891 44 44 0
1892 47 47 0
1893 58 58 0
1894 54 54 0
1895 53 53 0
1896 56 56 0
1897 59 59 0
1898 61 61 0
1899 57 57 0
1900 69 69 0
1901 42 42 0
1902 55 55 0
1903 59 59 0
1904 73 73 0
1905 80 80 0
1906 71 71 0
1907 70 70 0
1908 85 85 0
1909 87 87 0
1910 101 101 0
1911 105 105 0
1912 156 156 0
1913 174 174 0
1914 212 212 0
1915 265 265 0
1916 253 253 0
1917 313 313 0
1918 245 245 0
1919 253 253 0
1920 262 262 0
1921 301 301 0
1922 274 274 0
1923 292 292 0
1924 329 329 0
1925 322 322 0
1926 369 369 0
1927 376 376 0
1928 422 422 0
1929 498 498 0
1930 540 540 0
1931 497 497 0
1932 613 613 0
1933 620 615 5
1934 635 635 0
1935 674 669 5
1936 656 656 0
1937 629 624 5
1938 640 640 0
1939 529 523 6
1940 470 470 0
1941 444 444 0
1942 419 419 0
1943 358 358 0
1944 342 342 0
1945 366 366 0
1946 427 427 0
1947 446 446 0
1948 455 455 0
1949 513 513 0
1950 1,087 1,087 0
1951 1,106 1,106 0
1952 950 950 0
1953 1,063 1,063 0
1954 1,191 1,191 0
1955 1,093 1,093 0
1956 1,187 1,187 0
1957 1,233 1,233 0
1958 1,090 1,090 0
1959 1,181 1,181 0
1960 1,079 1,079 0
1961 1,093 1,093 0
1962 965 965 0
1963 1,010 1,010 0
1964 890 890 0
1965 872 872 0
1966 902 902 0
1967 686 681 5
1968 606 606 0
1969 694 689 5
1970 632 632 0
1971 460 460 0
1972 454 454 0
1973 363 363 0
1974 304 304 0
1975 271 271 0
1976 258 258 0
1977 220 220 0
1978 234 234 0
1979 189 189 0
1980 156 156 0
1981 180 180 0
1982 167 167 0
1983 151 151 0
1984 122 122 0
1985 154 154 0
1986 160 160 0
1987 140 140 0
1988 142 142 0
1989 139 139 0
1990 126 126 0
1991 154 154 0
1992 129 129 0
1993 124 124 0
1994 102 102 0
1995 112 112 0
1996 151 151 0
1997 113 113 0
1998 111 111 0
1999 105 105 0
2000 126 126 0
2001 97 97 0
2002 97 97 0
2003 88 88 0
2004 82 82 0
2005 104 104 0
2006 92 92 0
2007 88 88 0
2008 92 92 0
2009 73 73 0
2010 88 88 0
2011 91 91 0
2012 74 74 0
2013 115 115 0
2014 97 97 0
2015 107 107 0
2016 119 119 0

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Popularity of Mona as a first name

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Popularity of Mona as a last name

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Common last names for Mona

  • Smith
  • Miller
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Anderson
  • Wilson
  • Martin
  • Moore
  • Campbell
  • Lewis
  • Thompson
  • Thomas
  • Taylor
  • Wright
  • White

Common first names for Mona

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Mona U.S.
  White 65.03% 64.26%
  African American 3.72% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 10.27% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 19.05% 16.26%

Of Last Name Mona

People with the last name Mona are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Mona

  • How Popular is the name Mona? Mona is the 1,056th most popular name of all time. As a last name Mona was the 33,856th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Mona have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 44,943 babies born with the first name Mona in the United States. That's more than enough people named Mona to occupy the territory of Turks and Caicos Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 44,493 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Mona? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 14 new born babies.
  • When was Mona first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Mona is Wednesday, January 11th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Mona born? The highest recorded use of the first name Mona was in 1957 with a total of 1,233 babies. That's a lot of babies named Mona!
  • Random Mona Factoid: According to the 1941 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Mona ranks 103rd in popularity as a baby girl's name in New Hampshire. Imagine that, 8 babies in New Hampshire have the same name as you in 1941.
  • Weird things about the name Mona: Your name in reverse order is Anom. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mano. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Mona? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 672 people with the last name Mona.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mona? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Mona as their last name since less than 1 person in 435k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.