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

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Origin and Meaning of Monifa

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Alt. Meaning

M is for mighty, your inner strength.

O is for organized, you always know where things are

N is for narrator, tell many stories

I is for inclusive, never leaving others out

F is for forgiving, of others and your own mistakes

A is for aware, of your surroundings

Notable Persons Named Monifa

Monifah is a contemporary r&b and hip hop music musician. Her ongoing career started in 1994. Monifah was given the name Monifa Carter on January 28th, 1972 in Manhattan, New York, U.S.


She holds the title Miss CuraƧao 2011. Monifa was born in 1993.


Fun Facts about the name Monifa

  • How Popular is the name Monifa? Monifa is the 18,158th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Monifa have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 416 babies born with the first name Monifa in the United States. That's more than enough people named Monifa to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Monifa? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1969 when it was given as a first name to 13 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Monifa born? The highest recorded use of the first name Monifa was in 1970 with a total of 34 babies.
  • Random Monifa Factoid: According to the 1983 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Monifa is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1983.
  • Weird things about the name Monifa: Your name in reverse order is Afinom. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nfoaim. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Monifa born Feb 19, 1939

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Western Africa approximately on 1575. Your profession was writer, dramatist, and organizer of rituals.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

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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).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.