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Gender: F Meaning of Nova: "new" Origin of Nova: Latin Nova's Popularity in 2014: #287

Nova is a name that has the feel of both newness, from his meaning, and great energy from being an astronomical term for a star that suddenly increases in brightness, then fades.

Now making something of a comeback (it climbed almost 100 spots between 2012 and 2013), and is now at 287. Nova had some reasonable degree of popularity at the turn of the last century and into the early 1930's. Nova Pilbeam, the star of one of Hitchcock's early British films, had family ties to Nova Scotia.

Other ties: the long-running science TV show and the finest kind of lox.

Famous People Named Nova

Nova Margery Pilbeam, British stage and film actress
Nova Peris, first Aboriginal Australian to win an Olympic gold medal (hockey) and Australia's first female Indigenous federal parliamentarian
Nova, b. 2014, daughter of actress Lake Bell

Pop Culture References for the name Nova

NOVA, a PBS science program
NOVA, an abbreviation for Northern Virginia
Nova, Taylor's love interest in "Planet of the Apes"
Novalee Nation, main character in the book and movie 'Where the Heart is' played by Natalie Portman
Nova Prescott, main character in the Disney film "Prom"
Nova, a character in the movie "Sharknado"
Terra Nova, a 2011 Fox TV series
NOVA 919, a popular radio station in Australia.
Nova, Briana de Jesus's daughter on MTV's Teen Mom 3
Novalee Reign Baltierra (b.2015) daughter of Tyler Baltierra and Catelynn Lowell (MTV's "16 and Pregnant" and "Teen Mom")
Nova, shortened name for Villanova College
Nova, nickname for Northern Virginia Community College