Monica

First Name
248k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
1k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Monica

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

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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 Named Monica

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

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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 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 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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Notable Persons With the Last Name 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 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 was a comedian. Corbett was born on June 1st, 1930. He passed away on July 22nd, 1998.

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Nicole was born on June 3rd, 1989 in Trescore Balneario.

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

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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 1,465 1,465 0
1953 1,598 1,598 0
1954 1,826 1,826 0
1955 1,813 1,813 0
1956 2,161 2,161 0
1957 2,487 2,487 0
1958 2,423 2,416 7
1959 2,601 2,594 7
1960 3,096 3,088 8
1961 3,402 3,390 12
1962 4,017 4,006 11
1963 4,006 3,996 10
1964 4,664 4,650 14 #90 girl name
1965 5,127 5,112 15 #72 girl name
1966 4,731 4,719 12 #75 girl name
1967 4,971 4,963 8 #70 girl name
1968 5,226 5,218 8 #68 girl name
1969 6,062 6,036 26 #59 girl name
1970 6,218 6,185 33 #56 girl name
1971 6,457 6,427 30 #48 girl name
1972 6,153 6,127 26 #47 girl name
1973 6,417 6,375 42 #40 girl name
1974 6,315 6,285 30 #43 girl name
1975 5,511 5,478 33 #49 girl name
1976 6,014 5,980 34 #45 girl name
1977 6,398 6,366 32 #39 girl name
1978 5,897 5,866 31 #42 girl name
1979 6,621 6,587 34 #40 girl name
1980 6,077 6,034 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 5,016 4,988 28 #61 girl name
1986 5,049 5,012 37 #59 girl name
1987 4,842 4,809 33 #64 girl name
1988 4,487 4,461 26 #70 girl name
1989 4,539 4,503 36 #68 girl name
1990 4,471 4,452 19 #76 girl name
1991 4,182 4,156 26 #85 girl name
1992 4,610 4,587 23 #77 girl name
1993 3,924 3,900 24 #86 girl name
1994 3,932 3,911 21 #88 girl name
1995 3,981 3,969 12 #87 girl name
1996 4,342 4,325 17 #81 girl name
1997 4,232 4,223 9 #79 girl name
1998 3,242 3,229 13
1999 2,133 2,133 0
2000 1,990 1,990 0
2001 1,799 1,793 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 1,362 1,362 0
2007 1,187 1,187 0
2008 1,059 1,059 0
2009 972 972 0
2010 886 886 0
2011 776 776 0
2012 722 722 0
2013 596 596 0
2014 575 575 0
2015 554 554 0
2016 515 515 0

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Popularity of Monica as a first name

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Popularity of Monica as a last name

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Common last names for Monica

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  • Williams
  • Miller
  • Martinez
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  • Davis
  • Rodriguez
  • Martin
  • Garcia
  • Thomas
  • Murphy
  • Lewis
  • Ryan

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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Fun Facts about the name Monica

  • How Popular is the name Monica? Monica is the 300th most popular name of all time. As a last name Monica was the 21,288th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Monica have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 248,392 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 6,587 babies. That's a lot of babies named Monica!
  • Random Monica Factoid: According to the 1977 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Monica ranks 14th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, 1,037 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1977.
  • 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 Iacmon. 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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  • 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).
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