Meaning and Origin of Monica - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Monica

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Girl name origins & meanings:

  • Arabic : Peaceful
  • Irish : Noble
  • Greek : Solitary
  • Latin : Adviser; counselor

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Family 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.