Monica

Monica - A very unique female name



  Jan 21,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Monica, meaning advisor, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #479. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Monica and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Monica? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Monica. The baby girl name Monica was given to 673 baby girls in 2012, ranking #436 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 2,100 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Monica peaked in popularity 40 years ago in 1977 on position 39.



Famous with this name

Monica Bellucci
Monica Potter
Monica Raymund


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Monica is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Monica is currently topping the baby name charts in Nevada at position #221 - and is the least popular in Colorado at position #754.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Monica is where you live.


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Monica origin and meaning

Monica is a 6 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means advisor. To see famous people named Monica, pop culture references for the name Monica and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Monica

We've found the following names that sound similar to Monica, sorted by popularity.

Maggie / Monique / Macy / Macie / Maci / Micah / Macey / Monika / Missy / Mazie /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012436
2011403
2010359
2009337
2008317
2007287
2006250
2005238
2004225
2003206
2002181
2001183
2000167
1999151
1998105
199779
199681
199587
199488
199386
199277
199185
199076
198968
198870
198764
198659
198561
198458
198354
198252
198149
198045
197940
197842
197739
197645
197549
197443
197340
197247
197148
197056
196959
196868
196770
196675
196572
196490
1963110
1962114
1961136
1960140
1959161
1958160
1957151
1956169
1955182
1954181
1953193
1952198
1951214
1950231
1949267
1948265
1947319
1946363
1945347
1944389
1943437
1942395
1941430
1940406
1939430
1938411
1937378
1936386
1935356
1934422
1933444
1932463
1931470
1930527
1929494
1928458
1927502
1926510
1925470
1924465
1923499
1922473
1921420
1920452
1919495
1918428
1917399
1916375
1915410
1914412
1913388
1912412
1911456
1910479

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Nevada221
Arkansas260
Texas293
Washington310
California323
Minnesota344
Iowa392
Arizona401
Idaho402
North Carolina409
Kansas424
Nebraska439
New Mexico442
Georgia453
Michigan456
Oregon464
Maryland471
Illinois478
Florida480
New York481
New Jersey490
Virginia509
Indiana547
Wisconsin553
South Carolina555
Massachusetts555
Missouri572
Ohio658
Oklahoma666
Pennsylvania681
Alabama682
Tennessee704
Colorado754

Even more about Monica


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Monica a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Monica?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1977
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Monica
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 2,100
Letter count 6
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +673

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