Gender: Female Meaning of Mona: "noble good" Origin of Mona: Irish

Mona Origin and Meaning

The name Mona is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "noble good".

Mona had more than a moment in the sun, peaking in 1950 at Number 230 but falling off the Top 1000 completely in the late 1980s. Its similarity to the word "moaner" undercuts the appeal of its simplicity. In one recent year, fewer than 100 baby girls received the name, and we don't see it reviving any time soon.

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Pop Culture References for the name Mona

Monna, Monah, Moina, Monea, Moyna, Mone


stellarvra99 Says:


Means female monkey in Spanish...

Alice Says:


This name isn't on my list but I do think it's beautiful. First reference that comes to mind is the model, Mona Johanessan.

Daiseymae Says:


People were mean to Mona when I went to school back in the day. That was in the stone age.

snowsbeloved Says:


Nope nope nope. I don't see the appeal at all.

EW314 Says:


Lovely, simple, striking name with a nice meaning. I think of the kids' TV vampire too but I'm not even sure if that show's still on, and it doesn't put me off.

FantasyandPrayer Says:


I think it's really pretty and unusual. Also I used to really like a show called Mona the Vampire when I was younger, which is what I think of first when I see this name :)

ashbee Says:


I like the film noir associations, and Mona sounds jazzy to me. Finding out it's a sweet Irish name on it's own only adds to the appeal. I hope it comes back eventually, at least as a nickname to Ramona.

MissusAytch Says:


This is not just a diminutive form of Monica or Ramona. It is a name in its own right of Irish origin meaning "little noble one."

Vespertinerose Says:


Your right kids are mean no matter what, perhaps I should have clarified my statement. I think children are over exposed to sex/nudity at a much younger age today. Because of that, it would concern me with this name and possible teasing in the earlier years instead of the high school years. Setting that aside, Mona Lisa the movie comes to mind as well, starring Julia Roberts. The name has many good and solid connections, I think parents can muster past the few negative associations.

Candy Joelle Varvel Says:


I think that's the problem. It's not kids today, it's going to be kids in 5-10 yrs. With all the old fashioned names being brought back right now that don't roll off the tongue as smoothly as Mona, like Imogen, Adelaide, Genevieve or Beatrice... Which are all listed as some of the highest spiking names on the 2014 top baby name list on Huffington Post. I don't think this name is going to be a problem. As far as the moaner thing, I honestly think if any child is unpopular, there is some terrible nickname that could be made up about them... that's kids.

mabespark Says:


There is the Mona Lisa connection, which is great, but also the moan-ah (sounds like moaner with an accent) sound. The main thing that would keep me from using it is that there is a ghost story at a camp that I went to about a woman named Mona who drowned her son and now haunts the camp. Pretty creepy.

Vespertinerose Says:


I think of two things right off the bat. Mona Lisa-the painting which gives this name some good cred, but then there is the connection to a lot of Moaning....which given the attitude of kids today, they may not be so kind with this lovely name.

lesliemarion Says:


Dramatic without being tri-syllabic. Great nickname for Desdemona.