Gender: Female Meaning of Nona: "ninth" Origin of Nona: Latin

Nona Origin and Meaning

The name Nona is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "ninth".

Nona is a name sometimes given to the ninth child -- and so unlikely to serve that purpose today. Musical cred: the name of a song by Motley Crue.

Nona was the mother of Saint David, the patron saint of Wales, and said to be a cousin of King Arthur. There is a childrens' book called Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola and an eponymous 1978 Stephen King short story.

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zsazsa00 Says:


I really like the mouth feel of the name. Also I like Mona but can't get past the moan sound and possible teasing..... 9th child or not Nona seems like a winner of a name. Also would work for September babies, and 9 in numerology only has good meanings: wisdom & responsibility, and ultimately being in service for the betterment of humanity (were 10 is achievement and nothing more to work for, 9 offers hope for your efforts). I don't see attaching that to a child as a bad thing at all.

Daiseymae Says:


Nona is a family name, and I think it is quite pretty.

Essa Says:


She's a rocker with a nose ring!

littlepenelope Says:


My great grandma was Winona, but went exclusively by Nona. I would absolutely name a daughter Nona, regardless of which number child she was born.

Brianna Nicole Says:


You could always use it on a child born on the 9th...

katinka Says:


I really like Nona, but would feel a bit weird using it not on the ninth child (which will never happen!)

It's lovely as a nickname for Winona too, which coincidentally means "first-born daughter". Much more doable, but I've already missed the boat on that one!

Catastroffy Says:


I would love to have nine children and call the ninth, if a girl, Nona!

ThistleThorn Says:


This is so underused. Nona is so pretty and could possibly be a nn for Winona.