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Pronunciation

noʊvə

Origin

English

Meaning

Nova is a white dwarf star, that begins to glow wildly when explosions on its surface light it up for days or weeks, until it goes back to its normal state. Some say that for Native Americans, Nova means “chases butterflies.” In Latin, it means “new” (novus). This name just feels like a new, bright, energetic, baby girl full of life.

Rank in the year 2015

Nova was ranked #457 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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