First name origins & meanings:
- Arabic: Peaceful
- Irish: Noble
- Greek: Solitary
- Latin: Adviser; counselor
First name variations: Mona, Monca, Mona, Monique
Last name origins & meanings:
- Italian: from a feminine form of Monico.
- Spanish Mónica: from the female personal name
Monica, the name of the mother of St. Augustine. She was a
Carthaginian, so the name may well be of Phoenician origin. However,
in the early Middle Ages, it was taken to be a derivative of Latin
monere ‘to warn or advise’, and was associated with the
spiritual guidance that she gave to her famous son.
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