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Gender: Male Meaning of Nova: "new" Origin of Nova: Latin Nova's Popularity in 2017: #918

The name Nova is a boy's name meaning "new". Nova is ranked #918 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Middle Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "ALPHABET Drop 2 Add 1 - Girls".

From the experts:

Nova might be a much more commonly used a girls' name, but enough parents saw unisex appeal in it for it to debut on the US Top 1000 for boys in 2017. Nova is an astronomical term for a star that suddenly increases in brightness, then fades.

Nova is not literally a new name but one that was used a century ago mainly for girls and is now making something of a comeback. Unisex references: Nova Scotia, the long-running science TV show, and the finest kind of lox.

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Famous People Named Nova

Nova, American rapper

Pop Culture References for the name Nova

Nova Corps, intergalactic police force from the "Guardians of the Galaxy" movie series