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in 2010

Monica

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 6 6 0
1881 10 10 0
1883 5 5 0
1884 8 8 0
1885 10 10 0
1886 10 10 0
1887 13 13 0
1888 13 13 0
1889 14 14 0
1890 17 17 0
1891 25 25 0
1892 27 27 0
1893 25 25 0
1894 22 22 0
1895 20 20 0
1896 36 36 0
1897 34 34 0
1898 41 41 0
1899 30 30 0
1900 39 39 0
1901 44 44 0
1902 33 33 0
1903 36 36 0
1904 54 54 0
1905 53 53 0
1906 52 52 0
1907 61 61 0
1908 62 62 0
1909 71 71 0
1910 79 79 0
1911 83 83 0
1912 130 130 0
1913 164 164 0
1914 156 156 0
1915 196 196 0
1916 278 278 0
1917 252 252 0
1918 223 223 0
1919 179 179 0
1920 215 215 0
1921 247 247 0
1922 206 206 0
1923 199 199 0
1924 223 223 0
1925 198 198 0
1926 191 191 0
1927 188 188 0
1928 218 218 0
1929 182 182 0
1930 168 168 0
1931 192 192 0
1932 215 215 0
1933 213 213 0
1934 259 259 0
1935 332 332 0
1936 273 273 0
1937 292 292 0
1938 269 269 0
1939 255 255 0
1940 286 286 0
1941 261 261 0
1942 325 325 0
1943 299 299 0
1944 342 342 0
1945 400 400 0
1946 457 457 0
1947 613 613 0
1948 852 847 5
1949 826 826 0
1950 1,057 1,057 0
1951 1,297 1,297 0
1952 1,464 1,464 0
1953 1,598 1,598 0
1954 1,825 1,825 0
1955 1,813 1,813 0
1956 2,161 2,161 0
1957 2,489 2,489 0
1958 2,422 2,415 7
1959 2,599 2,592 7
1960 3,096 3,088 8
1961 3,401 3,389 12
1962 4,017 4,006 11
1963 4,008 3,998 10
1964 4,664 4,650 14 #90 girl name
1965 5,125 5,110 15 #72 girl name
1966 4,731 4,719 12 #75 girl name
1967 4,970 4,962 8 #70 girl name
1968 5,226 5,218 8 #68 girl name
1969 6,062 6,036 26 #59 girl name
1970 6,219 6,186 33 #56 girl name
1971 6,458 6,428 30 #48 girl name
1972 6,156 6,130 26 #47 girl name
1973 6,417 6,375 42 #40 girl name
1974 6,314 6,284 30 #43 girl name
1975 5,511 5,478 33 #49 girl name
1976 6,012 5,978 34 #45 girl name
1977 6,400 6,368 32 #39 girl name
1978 5,896 5,865 31 #42 girl name
1979 6,620 6,586 34 #40 girl name
1980 6,076 6,033 43 #45 girl name
1981 5,814 5,783 31 #49 girl name
1982 5,774 5,735 39 #52 girl name
1983 5,438 5,402 36 #53 girl name
1984 5,156 5,130 26 #58 girl name
1985 5,014 4,986 28 #61 girl name
1986 5,047 5,010 37 #59 girl name
1987 4,842 4,809 33 #64 girl name
1988 4,488 4,462 26 #70 girl name
1989 4,538 4,502 36 #68 girl name
1990 4,471 4,452 19 #76 girl name
1991 4,182 4,156 26 #85 girl name
1992 4,609 4,586 23 #77 girl name
1993 3,925 3,901 24 #86 girl name
1994 3,933 3,912 21 #88 girl name
1995 3,980 3,968 12 #87 girl name
1996 4,342 4,325 17 #81 girl name
1997 4,232 4,223 9 #79 girl name
1998 3,241 3,228 13
1999 2,133 2,133 0
2000 1,990 1,990 0
2001 1,798 1,792 6
2002 1,778 1,778 0
2003 1,612 1,612 0
2004 1,521 1,512 9
2005 1,409 1,409 0
2006 1,360 1,360 0
2007 1,186 1,186 0
2008 1,058 1,058 0
2009 972 972 0
2010 885 885 0
2011 776 776 0
2012 720 720 0
2013 595 595 0
2014 574 574 0
2015 550 550 0

Fun Facts about the name Monica

  • How many people with the first name Monica have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 247,854 babies born with the first name Monica in the United States. That's more than enough people named Monica to occupy the territory of French Guiana (France) with an estimated population of 243,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Monica? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Monica first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Monica is Wednesday, May 11th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Monica born? The highest recorded use of the first name Monica was in 1979 with a total of 6,586 babies. That's a lot of babies named Monica!
  • Random Monica Factoid: According to the 1979 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Monica ranks 25th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, 99 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 1979.
  • Weird things about the name Monica: Your name in reverse order is Acinom. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nomcia. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Monica? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,231 people with the last name Monica.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Monica? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Monica as their last name since less than 1 person in 238k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Common last names for Monica

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  • Thomas
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Common first names for Monica

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Monica U.S.
  White 82.94% 64.26%
  African American 2.44% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.95% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 11.21% 16.26%

Of Last Name Monica

People with the last name Monica are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Monica" mean? The list below shows the origins of Monica as well as things modernly associated with the name Monica such as celebrities named Monica.

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Origin and Meaning of Monica

The name "Monica" is of Latin origin, and it means "Advisor, Truth". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Latin Monica, name of the mother of St. Augustine, of uncertain origin and meaning; suggestions include Ancient Greek μόνος (mónos, “alone”) and Latin moneō (“I advise”), but likely of Punic origin.

  1. A female given name.

Monica was also found in the following language(s): Danish, German, Italian, Norwegian, Romanian, and Swedish

Notable Persons With the Name Monica

Monica Lewinsky

Monica Lewinsky is a leading somebody. Her career lasted from 1995 to 2005. Monica was given the name Monica Samille Lewinsky by her parent Bernard Lewinsky on July 23rd, 1973 in San Francisco, California, U.S.

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Monica Bellucci

Monica Bellucci is an actress, fashion model, actor, model (people), and actressandfashion model. She was most prominent from 1977 to present. Monica was given the name Monica Anna Maria Bellucci on September 30th, 1964 in Città di Castello.

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Monica Seles

Monica Seles is a tennis player. Monica was born on December 2nd, 1973 in Novi Sad.

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Monica Potter

Monica Potter is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1994 to present. Monica was given the name Monica Gregg Brokaw on June 30th, 1971 in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.

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Monica

Monica is a singer, producer, and actress. She was most active from 1993 to present. Monica was given the name Monica Denise Arnold on October 24th, 1980. Monica is also known as Monica Brown.

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Monica Crowley

Monica Crowley is a columnist, author, television, talk radio personality., celebrity, talk radio, and televisionandtalk radiopersonality. Monica was born on September 19th, 1968 in Fort Huachuca.

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  • Monica Rial
    (voice actress)
  • Monica Raymund
    (actress)
  • Mónica Cruz
    (actress)
  • Monica Keena
    (model)
  • Mónica Puig
    (notable person)
  • Monica Wright
    (basketball player)
  • Monica Bedi
    (cinema/ tv actress)
  • Monica Vitti
    (leading human)
  • Monica Dogra
    (actor)
  • Monica Niculescu
    (notable individual)
  • Monica Sweetheart
    (famed person)
  • Monica Lin Brown
    (famous somebody)
  • Monica Ali
    (writer)
  • Mona Freeman
    (actress)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Monica

Monica

Monica is a singer, producer, and actress. She was most active from 1993 to present. Monica was given the name Monica Denise Arnold on October 24th, 1980. Monica is also known as Monica Brown.

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Saint Monica

Saint Monica was a saint. She holds the title Mother, Widow, and Religious Lay Woman. Saint was born in 331 in Souk Ahras. She breathed her last breath in 387.

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Corbett Monica

Corbett Monica was a comedian. Corbett was born on June 1st, 1930. He passed away on July 22nd, 1998.

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Nicole Della Monica

Nicole Della Monica is an important person. Nicole was born on June 3rd, 1989 in Trescore Balneario.

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Danh Monica

Danh Monica is a dancer and actress. She was most active from 2001 to present. Danh was born on November 4th, 1986 in Phnom Penh.

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Nickie J. Monica

Nickie J. Monica is a businessman and business. Nickie was born in 1960 in St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana.

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What does the name Monica mean?

Mis for mild, your mild and gentle way.

Ois for organized, you always know where things are

Nis for normal, step outside of the box!

Iis for ideals, no higher!

Cis for compassion, your finest side.

Ais for attractive, inside and out

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