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Origin: Latin
Meaning: The Ninth

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Nona

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Nona in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Nona:

  • Records indicate that 14,780 girls in the United States have been named Nona since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1950, when 358 people in the U.S. were given the name Nona. Those people are now 70 years old.

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      2 Positive Comments

  • "I love my name Nona. When I was younger I thought it sounded too different, but now I am so happy with it as it suits my personality so much. In Indonesian cultures it means girl and in Italy Nonna means grandmother. So I like the feminine theme around it. Although when I am in Italy people don't respond as enthusiastic when they hear my name than in other countries where most people love the name. It's a really dreamy name in my opinion, which I love. I've been called Noni (I hate it when strangers do as they read my name wrong in an email, but friends use it lovingly), Mona, Ilona, Nonna, Nina (?), None (lol). Never met anyone with my name. I love it." Jun. 17, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "Named after my grandmother. Been called Mona, Norma, Nonna. Used to hate it as it was so different, but now love it for the same reason. Have several cousins with this name." Aug. 18, 2011: Report as inappropriate

      2 Negative Comments

  • "I speak both english and spanish but the spanish side of me thinks it sounds too meehhhh like a comic book supervillain!" Jul. 30, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Nona! Who would name their child after a Latin number?" Dec. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      6 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is Nona and I could never pretend I thought my mom was calling "some other kid" home from the park. There is actually another Nona with the same last name as me in the town I live (no relation)." Feb. 7, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "I find it interesting, because my "mom", who is also my grandmother, is named Nona. She was named for her grandmother, Nona Thomas Crockett, who was also apparently named, by her grandmother, though, her grandmother did not share the same name of Nona." Jul. 8, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "i am also named Nona as i was growing up i thought it was an odd name i cudnt figure out why i was caleed Nona with the meaning the ninth child born when i was really the 3rd child born, but for whatever reason im now 54 yrs old & i love my name its not so common & i like being different." Jul. 4, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "my moms name is nona i think its a pretty name its actually pretty popular here in hawaii." Mar. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Subtract the "a" away from this name and this becomes "Non", as in General Zod's male accomplice Non in the original 'Superman' films of 1978 and 1980. The character Non, played by Irish-American actor and one-time professional boxer Jack O'Halloran, is the mute villain from Krypton, who looks a bit like The Hulk but who has the personality of Frank Spencer in the 1970s British television sitcom Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em. It was O'Halloran's decision to make his character mute, because the part of General Zod went to Terence Stamp who is, of course, British, and the English actress Sarah Douglas was the one to get the part of Ursa, General Zod's female accomplice. I don't think this name is likely to revive as yet (as opposed to Octavia which means "eighth" in Latin while Nona means "ninth"), partly because old films including those two Superman ones are often repeated and partly because of the Italian word "nonna" which translates into English as "grandmother" (just like "nonno" translates as "grandfather")." May. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have had this name for over 50 years. I have met a few other "Nona's" in my lifetime. It also means "grandmother" in Italian which is a coincidence since my grandmother named me. I think it is a very nice name - it's easily spelled and the only correction I occasionally have to make is to say with and "N" - Not "M"." Dec. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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