Monica Origin and Meaning

The name Monica is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "advisor".

This saintly name--she was the mother of St. Augustine--plummeted after the double whammy of Lewinsky and the demise of Friends.

# 728 in the US

Monica Rank in US Top 1000

# 1156 on Nameberry

Monica Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Monica Popularity

Famous People Named Monica

  • Saint MonicaAlgerian mother of Augustine of Hippo
  • Monica SelesSerbian tennis player
  • Monica Anna Maria BellucciItalian actress
  • Monica Brantformer Miss Fitness Olympia
  • Monica (Denise Brown)American singer
  • Mónica Cruz (Sánchez)Spanish model, younger sister of actress Penelope Cruz
  • Monica Enid DickensEnglish novelist, great,granddaughter of Charles Dickens
  • (Monica) Elizabeth JolleyEnglish,Australian novelist
  • Monica C. KeenaAmerican actress
  • Monica Samille LewinskyAmerican activist and former White House intern
  • Monica Jean RialAmerican voice actress
  • Monica LindforsFinnish ice dancer
  • Monica Potter (born Monica GreggBrokaw), American actress
  • Monica RaymundAmerican actress
  • Monica Vitti (born Maria Luisa Ceciarelli)Italian actress
  • Monica NiculescuRomanian tennis player
  • Mónica Puig (Marchán)Puerto Rican tennis player
  • Mónica Naranjo (Carrasco)Spanish singer
  • Monica Hickmann AlvesBrazilian football player
  • Mónica Ocampo MedinaMexican football player
  • Mónica Rose Alvarado RodriguezMexican American football player
  • Monica HoranAmerican actress, wife of writer/producer Phil Rosenthal
  • Monica AlonsoSpanish rhythmic gymnast
  • Monica RoseEnglish television presenter

Monica in Pop Culture

  • Monica GellerBing, character on TV's "Friends"
  • Sister Monica Joancharacter on TV's "Call the Midwife"
  • Monica Gallaghercharacter on TV's "Shameless"
  • Monica Wrightcharacter in movie "Love & Basketball"
  • Lady Monica Knollyscharacter in Sheridan Le Fanu's "Uncle Silas" (1865)
  • "Monica's Gang" Brazilian comic strip and main character
  • Monica Raybrandtcharacter in video game "Dark Chronicle"
  • Monica Quartermainecharacter on soap "General Hospital"
  • Monicaangel on TV's "Touched by an Angel"
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  • Monica Rambeaucharacter in Marvel Comics and movie “Captain Marvel”