Monica

Pronunciation: mo-hne-e-ka-h
Origin: Algeria
gender-female
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Northern Africa

Monica is a feminine given name with various meanings and origins. The name has Latin origins, meaning "advisor" or "truth". However, it could also have Punic or Berber origins due to its association with St. Monica, who was born in Numidia, North Africa, and was a citizen of Carthage. Additionally, Monica has been linked to the Greek word "monos," which means "alone". The name gained popularity due to St. Monica, the mother of St. Augustine, who was a native of Northern Africa. Her name is said to have Phoenician roots, but during the Middle Ages, it became associated with the Latin verb "monere," which means "to warn or advise". This association fit well with the idea that St. Monica was the one who led her son, St. Augustine, to Christianity. Today, the name Monica is associated with acts of service and advising, making it a fitting choice for those who value helping and guiding others.

Monica Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Monica is currently #436 on Kiindred
gender-female Girl: Monica is currently #238 on Kiindred Girl Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Monica is currently #430 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-female Girl Unique: Monica is currently #238 on Kiindred Girl Unique Names

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