Nova

Nova - A very unique female name



  Sep 24,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Nova, meaning new, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #729. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Nova and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Nova? 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 Nova. The baby girl name Nova was given to 405 baby girls in 2012, ranking #631 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 3,490 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Nova peaked in popularity 5 years ago in 2012 on position 631.



Famous with this name

Nova Eliza
Heather Nova
Álex Nova


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Nova is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Nova is currently topping the baby name charts in South Dakota at position #205 - and is the least popular in New Jersey at position #1,328.

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 Nova is where you live.


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Nova origin and meaning

Nova is a 4 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means new. To see famous people named Nova, pop culture references for the name Nova and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Nova

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

Nevaeh / Neva / Neveah / Ninfa / Nubia / Nuvia / Nevaeha / Navya / Nivea / Navaeh /

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
2012631
2011912
20101113
20091120
20081404
20071770
20062132
20052002
20041993
20032037
20022359
20012110
20003453
19993058
19984690
19973419
19873943
19852298
19842773
19833066
19822345
19811966
19802396
19791655
19782092
19771486
19761718
19752377
19741801
19732555
19721743
19712399
19701751
19692300
19682618
19671826
19652510
19641662
19631385
19621597
19612038
19601688
19582354
19561852
19551616
19532188
19492054
19472077
19431506
19421318
19411331
19401057
19391425
1938960
19371035
1936923
1935792
1934813
1933807
1932810
1931712
1930773
1929702
1928833
1927877
1926878
1925766
1924838
1923806
1922793
1921736
1920685
1919763
1918882
1917726
1916762
1915872
1914924
1913718
1912649
1910729

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
South Dakota205
Maine232
New Hampshire234
Kentucky379
Oregon386
Oklahoma408
Wisconsin432
Iowa444
Michigan457
Missouri460
Washington465
Minnesota479
Massachusetts482
Indiana489
Arkansas499
Colorado511
Kansas552
Arizona558
Ohio591
Alabama594
North Carolina657
New York696
Virginia718
Illinois727
California756
Tennessee796
Pennsylvania826
Texas847
Florida878
Maryland991
Georgia1243
New Jersey1328

Even more about Nova


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 Nova 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 Nova?

2 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
2012
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Nova
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 3,490
Letter count 4
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +405

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