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The baby name Nova is more common than you may think. As of 2020, the name is even on the top 50 list for girls. It is a name associated with a sense of brightness and newness, making it the perfect, unique choice for your new daughter or even son.

Meaning of the name Nova:

Latin: new

Origin of the name Nova:

The baby name Nova originated during the nineteenth century. It is a play on the Latin word “novus” which translates to “new” in English.

Symbolism of the name Nova:

Nova means new as a name due to the Latin word “novus.” The name became popular to describe a new baby around the end of the 1800s, but rose instantly at the beginning of the 1900s. It may have been associated with the same word, nova, for the creation of a new star.

baby name Nova

Style of the name Nova:

Modern

Gender of the name Nova:

The baby name Nova is used for females. In rare circumstances, you may find the name Nova used for a baby boy.

Pronunciation of the name Nova:

NO-ve

Number of syllables in the name Nova:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Nova:

The baby name Nova feels unique and quirky. IT is associated with a bright personality, however, that can lighten up a room.

Alternative spellings for the name Nova:

Nicknames for the name Nova:

  • Nove
  • Nono
  • Novy
  • Novie
  • Vah

Popularity of the name Nova:

The baby name Nova did not become a popularly used name until 2016 when it was put on the top 200 list. It has been on the Social Security Index since 1900, however. The name, in 2017, was popular enough to be on the top 100 list at number 94. Now, it is more popular than any previous year at number 38 as of 2020.

Related names for the name Nova:

Great middle names for Nova and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Nova:

  • Nova Pilbeam (actress, “Tudor Rose”)
  • Nova Peris (Olympic hockey player)
  • Nova Ren Suma (novelist, “The Walls Around Us”)

Novas in popular culture:

  • Nova (character from “Planet of the Apes”)
  • Nova Prescott (character from “Prom”)
  • Nova (character from “Sharknado”)
  • Nova Citreon (character from “Rock Star” novel)
  • Nova (title of British magazine)