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Gender: Male Meaning of Monte: "man power" Origin of Monte: Diminutive of Montgomery, Norman

The name Monte is a boy's name meaning "man power". Monte and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Strong, Brave or Powerful and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

Monte, pronounced with two syllables as brother Monty, is an old-fashioned nickname-name that's reclaiming a certain amount of dash and charm. It was recently chosen by actor Guy Pearce--which may signal a comeback.

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Famous People Named Monte

Monte Simmons, American NFL football player
Monte Halparin, birth name of Canadian TV host Monty Hall
Monte Attell, American boxer
Monford Merrill "Monte" Irvin, American baseball player
Monte Melkonian, Armenian military commander and national hero
Monte Scheinblum, American golfer
La Monte Thornton Young, American minimalist composer and artist
Monte Lee Pittman, American guitarist
Monte Bryan Money, lead guitarist for American post-hardcore band Escape the Fate
Monte Durham, fashion director on "Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta" and the creator of Monte by Monte Durham Hair Care
Monte Morgan, singer in Australian music duo "Client Liaison"
Monte Pearce (b. 2016), son of actors Guy Pearce and Carice van Houten

Pop Culture References for the name Monte

Monte Brewster, main character in 1921 film version of "Brewster's Millions"
Monte, female character on "The Fosters"
Monte Cristo, fried ham and cheese sandwich, served with jam or preserves


Mez Says:


Reminds me of Count of Monte Cristo, a classic piece of literature and film (but each are different variations of the story). It's a strong name that hints at wealth and possibly conceitedness. I have trouble seeing this as a first name since it is a little dated. Also it's usually a place like Monte Carlo (even in Count of Monte Cristo) and sometimes used as a brand name especially for hotels. There are also Monte Cristo Sandwiches.