[ 2 syll. no-va, nov-a ] The baby boy name Nova is also used as a girl name, with the latter form being much more common. Its pronunciation is NOW-Vaa- †. The origin of Nova is the Latin language. The name's meaning is new.
See also the related category latin.
Nova is a somewhat popular baby name for boys. The name's popularity has been rising since the 2010s; before that, it was of very modest use only. At the recent peak of its usage in 2018, 0.013% of baby boys were given the name Nova. It ranked at #866 then. Out of all boy names in its group, Nova was the most regularly used in 2018. In the past century Nova has mostly been a girl name. In 2017, the name Nova was given to 14 times as many girls than boys.
† English pronunciation for Nova: N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; V as in "vow (V.AW)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"