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Gender: Female Meaning of Monica: "advisor" Origin of Monica: Latin Monica's Popularity in 2017: #626

The name Monica is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "advisor". Monica is ranked #626 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Classic Girl Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Pick 5 (GIRLS)".

From the experts:

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

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Famous People Named Monica

Saint Monica, Algerian mother of Augustine of Hippo
Monica Seles, Serbian tennis player
Monica Anna Maria Bellucci, Italian actress
Monica Brant, former Miss Fitness Olympia
Monica (Denise Brown), American singer
Mónica Cruz (Sánchez), Spanish model, younger sister of actress Penelope Cruz
Monica Enid Dickens, English novelist, great-granddaughter of Charles Dickens
(Monica) Elizabeth Jolley, English-Australian novelist
Monica C. Keena, American actress
Monica Samille Lewinsky, American activist and former White House intern
Monica Jean Rial, American voice actress
Monica Lindfors, Finnish ice dancer
Monica Potter (born Monica Gregg-Brokaw), American actress
Monica Raymund, American actress
Monica Vitti (born Maria Luisa Ceciarelli), Italian actress
Monica Niculescu, Romanian tennis player
Mónica Puig (Marchán), Puerto Rican tennis player
Mónica Naranjo (Carrasco), Spanish singer
Monica Hickmann Alves, Brazilian football player
Mónica Ocampo Medina, Mexican football player
Mónica Rose Alvarado Rodriguez, Mexican American football player
Monica Horan, American actress, wife of writer/producer Phil Rosenthal
Monica Alonso, Spanish rhythmic gymnast

Pop Culture References for the name Monica

Monica E. Geller-Bing, character on TV's "Friends"
Sister Monica Joan, character on TV's "Call the Midwife"
Monica Gallagher, character on TV's "Shameless"
Monica Wright, character in movie "Love & Basketball"
Lady Monica Knollys, character in Sheridan Le Fanu's "Uncle Silas" (1865)
"Monica's Gang," Brazilian comic strip and main character
Monica Raybrandt, character in video game "Dark Chronicle"
Monica Quartermaine, character on soap "General Hospital"
Monica, angel on TV's "Touched by an Angel"
Santa Monica, California, USA

Monise, Monnie, Monn, Monia, Monice, Monic, Monicia, Mona, Monya, Monnica, Monee, Monicka

Monica's International Variations

Moniqua, Monike, Monique (French) Monca (Irish) Monika (Scandinavian) Mónica (Spanish)


indiefendi2 Says:


It MAY be dated like a Susan or such... but it’s still pretty and usable.

TechnoKitten Says:


Ladies and gentlemen,this is mambo number 5

hermioneameliastyles Says:


Such a well known name but not very popular. I love this name so much. Even with the association of Monica Geller it could be a very cute name for a girl. I like the sound of this name. It has a nice ring to it.

nika11 Says:


I think it's a nice name, often overlooked. I associate this name mostly with Monica Bellucci, which is a good association.

yvonne_virginia Says:


I love this name because of the saint, the sound, and my personal relations to it.

Catastroffy Says:


I always come across this name as unpleasant characters in books, which is a shame.

Alicia1 Says:


Cute familiar name.