Mona (name)


Mona (name)
Mona
Pronunciation /ˈmoʊnə/ moh-nə
Gender Female
Origin
Meaning various
Other names
Related names Monica, Ramona, Simona

Mona is a rare female, and sometimes male, given name and a very rare surname of multiple origins.

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Given name

As a given name, Mona can have the following meanings and origins;

Language Source Meaning Variant forms Gender
Arabic Variant transcription of Muna (مُنى) Wishes[1] Muna, Mouna Female
Gaelic/Irish Anglicized form of Muadhnait Noble One Monah, Monna, Monya Female
Greek Monos (μονος) Solitary, One Female
Ancient Italian Contraction of the title Madonna My lady Female
Miwok Gathered of the seed of a jimson weed. Male and Female
Old English Moon[2] Female
Persian an adjective for the God,moona derives from Mana,means who lasts forevere Female
Scottish Female form of Tormod, derived from Norman Northman, Viking [3] Female
Sanskrit Alone,unique Female
Teutonic Loner Female

In northern Europe, where the name is much more popular, Mona is interpreted as a diminutive of Monika or, rarely, of Ramona or Simona. It is sometimes associated with the title of da Vinci's painting Mona Lisa, although in that context the word Mona is actually a title rather than a name. The word mona also means cute, monkey and doll in Spanish.[4] In Sweden, Mona's name day is May 4.[5]

Mona was a relatively popular given name in the United States in the 1930s, 1950s and 1960s. The highest ranking it ever reached in the US was #230, in 1950.[6]

Surname

As a surname, Mona can have two origins. In Italian and Greek, it is a feminine form of Moni which is a short form of Simone, the Italian form of Simon. In arabic countries, it is derived from the given name Muna, meaning " unreachable wishes". It is the plural form of the word Munia (مـُـنيه).[7]

Famous people with this name

Fictional characters

See also

References

  1. ^ Behind the Name
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ http://www.babynamespedia.com/meaning/Tormod
  4. ^ http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/mona
  5. ^ http://www.behindthename.com/namedays/search.php?terms=mona
  6. ^ http://www.behindthename.com/top/search.php?extra=p&terms=Mona
  7. ^ http://www.ancestry.com/facts/Mona-family-history.ashx

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