Monica

See also: Mónica

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Latin Monica, name of the mother of St. Augustine, of uncertain origin and meaning; suggestions include Ancient Greek μόνος (mónos, alone) and Latin moneō (I advise), but likely of Punic origin.

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Proper nounEdit

Monica

  1. A female given name.
    • 1913 Rafael Sabatini, The Strolling Saint, Kessinger Publishing (2004), ISBN 1419184253, page 3:
      They named her Monica. Why the name was chosen I have never learnt; but I do not conceive that there was any reason for the choice other than the taste of her parents in the matter of sounds. It is a pleasing enough name, euphoniously considered, and beyond that — as is so commonly the case — no considerations were taken into account. To her, however, at once imaginative and of a feeble and dependent spirit, the name was fateful. St. Monica was made the special object of her devotions in her childhood, and reigned so later when she became a wife.

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DanishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin Monica.

Proper nounEdit

Monica

  1. A female given name.

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ReferencesEdit

  • [1] Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: 2487 females with the given name Monica (compared to 1338 named Monika) have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with the frequency peak in the 1970s. Accessed on 19 June, 2011.

GermanEdit

Proper nounEdit

Monica ? (genitive Monicas)

  1. A female given name, a less common spelling of Monika.

ItalianEdit

Proper nounEdit

Monica f

  1. A female given name, cognate to English Monica.

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NorwegianEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin Monica. Taken to regular use in the 20th century.

Proper nounEdit

Monica

  1. A female given name.

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ReferencesEdit

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, ISBN 82-521-4483-7
  • [2] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 11 777 females with the given name Monica (compared to 3173 named Monika) living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 1970s. Accessed on April 18th, 2011.

SwedishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Monica

  1. A female given name, a less common spelling of Monika.

ReferencesEdit

  • [3] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ISBN 9119551622: 20 766 females with the given name Monica (compared to 42 497 named Monika) living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1940s. Accessed on 19 June, 2011.
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