Nova Origin and Meaning

The name Nova is a boy's name meaning "new".
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.
# 758 in the US

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Famous People Named Nova

  • Nova SpivackAmerican entrepeneur, venture capitalist and author

Nova in Pop Culture

  • Nova Corpsintergalactic police force from the "Guardians of the Galaxy" movie series
  • Donny Novitski (Nova) from the Broadway musical "Bandstand"

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