Monika

First Name
10k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Monika

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  • A submission from United Kingdom says the name Monika means "Advisor" and is of Latin origin.
  • A submission from Canada says the name Monika means "Best girl" and is of Unknown origin.
  • According to a user from India, the name Monika is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Goddess Durga , Durga Avtar on earth".
  • A user from India says the name Monika is of English origin and means "Patience".
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Wiktionary

A less common spelling of Monica, used since the twentieth century.

  1. A female given name.

Monika was also found in the following language(s): Czech, Danish, Estonian, Faroese, German, Latvian, Norwegian, Polish, Slovak, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Monika

Monika Dannemann was a figure skating, painting, figure skater, and painter. Monika was given the name Monika Charlotte Dannemann on June 24th, 1945 in Düsseldorf. She breathed her last breath on April 5th, 1996.

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Monika was born on January 15th, 1994 in Poznań. Monika is also known as Jac (nickname).

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Monika Kruse is a minimal techno music, electronica, and techno disc jockey and record producer. She has had major accomplishments since 1991. Monika was born in 1971 in Berlin, Germany. Monika is also known as Monika Kruse @ the Voodooamt and GTMK.

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She holds the title Miss Universe Australia 2015 and Miss Universe Australia. Monika was born on September 20th, 1990 in Zavidovići.

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Monika Schnarre is a model and actress & television host. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1989 to 2006. Monika was born on May 27th, 1971 in Scarborough, Toronto.

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Monika von Habsburg is royalty. She holds the title Archduchess of Austria and Duchess de Santangelo. Monika was born as the child of Otto von Habsburg and Princess Regina of Saxe-Meiningen on September 13th, 1954 in Würzburg, Germany. Monika is also known as Archduchess Monika.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Monika

Monika is a folk rock, country blues, and independent music musician. She plays Vocals, guitar, piano, drums, saxophone, and accordion. She was most prominent from 2005 to present. Monika was given the name Monika Chistodoulou on May 26th, 1985 in Athens, Greece.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1942 5 5 0
1948 9 9 0
1949 16 16 0
1950 8 8 0
1951 9 9 0
1952 17 17 0
1953 16 16 0
1954 35 35 0
1955 35 35 0
1956 48 48 0
1957 53 53 0
1958 71 71 0
1959 81 81 0
1960 101 101 0
1961 124 124 0
1962 120 120 0
1963 123 123 0
1964 115 115 0
1965 126 126 0
1966 157 157 0
1967 158 158 0
1968 154 154 0
1969 151 151 0
1970 152 152 0
1971 187 187 0
1972 176 176 0
1973 179 179 0
1974 172 172 0
1975 162 162 0
1976 195 195 0
1977 214 214 0
1978 223 223 0
1979 202 202 0
1980 213 213 0
1981 231 231 0
1982 190 190 0
1983 221 221 0
1984 170 170 0
1985 172 172 0
1986 243 243 0
1987 250 250 0
1988 250 250 0
1989 221 221 0
1990 257 257 0
1991 251 251 0
1992 216 216 0
1993 254 254 0
1994 202 202 0
1995 238 238 0
1996 257 257 0
1997 246 246 0
1998 224 224 0
1999 133 133 0
2000 151 151 0
2001 130 130 0
2002 123 123 0
2003 99 99 0
2004 116 116 0
2005 107 107 0
2006 117 117 0
2007 106 106 0
2008 99 99 0
2009 79 79 0
2010 71 71 0
2011 63 63 0
2012 44 44 0
2013 57 57 0
2014 49 49 0
2015 47 47 0
2016 45 45 0
2017 41 41 0

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Popularity of Monika as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Monika

  • How Popular is the name Monika? Monika is the 2,569th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Monika have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 9,577 babies born with the first name Monika in the United States. That's more than enough people named Monika to occupy the country of Saint Barth with an estimated population of 8,902 (as of January 1, 2009).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Monika? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1942 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Monika first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Monika is Saturday, November 13th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Monika born? The highest recorded use of the first name Monika was in 1990 with a total of 257 babies.
  • Random Monika Factoid: According to the 1991 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Monika is not a popular baby girl's name in Indiana. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Indiana have the same name as you in 1991.
  • Weird things about the name Monika: Your name in reverse order is Akinom. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Koanmi. How do you pronounce that?

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