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Nova is of Hopi origin.
-- Caprice  1/3/2005
Nova Citreon is a character in a Jackie Collins book.
-- Charlie3  11/2/2005
Nova is a name of the biggest language school in Japan.
-- Anonymous User  11/15/2005
Nova means new in Portuguese.
-- Anonymous User  12/6/2005
Chevrolet made a car called the Nova.
-- breakofday  12/16/2005
Nova is also a name of Czech TV.
-- Anonymous User  1/30/2006
Here's a different angle on this name, I'm surprised no one has mentioned yet: the (abbreviated) dictionary definition of "nova" is "a star that suddenly increases dramatically in brightness." A pleasing meaning, no? You've got power, brilliance, mystery, a celestial aspect, plus, since the name also carries the meaning of "new", the overall image is one of awe-inspiring cosmic birth.
-- Xandaerin  1/31/2006
In Spanish, the phrase 'no va' means 'no go'. This is why the car 'Nova' never sold in Spanish speaking countrys.
-- Anonymous User  8/18/2006
The Chevy Nova did not suffer poor sales in Hispanic countries; that's just a story to illustrate the potential pitfalls of careless translation when trying to market things abroad. Follow this link for a more detailed explanation: http://www.snopes.com/business/misxlate/nova.asp.
-- Phoenix Flower  8/25/2006
My name is Nova-Jera Isolde, as a child I hated explaining why I was named "New-Year" and when I was born (12:00 on the dot the 1st of January) and how to spell it. Now I just go by Isa. For all parents considering naming their child something so different be warned that people will mangle the spelling, pronunciation and will tease your child unless they are very confident and outgoing.
-- Anonymous User  1/5/2007
I just named my daughter Nova, on October 21, 2006. I love the name. And I don't see people picking on her, If they need to pick on someone, pick on all the celebrities naming their children Cocoa and Apple! So far everyone has loved the name. :)
-- NovieC  1/17/2007
Novalee Nation is the lost pregnant girl in "Where the Heart is"; a fantastisc novel by the American author Billie Letts. Novalee gets a daughter called Americus.
-- elliebeth  2/15/2007
Nova is a pretty name. And I love Chevy Novas! I think Novalee is pretty. Just like in the book and movie, Home is Where the Heart Is. And I like the name Americus too. But, Nova is pretty. And I think that naming your kid something different is nice and I totally respect that and hope more people do so.
-- roxhai  3/6/2007
Just the fact that it may mean 'butterfly chaser' puts it in the top ten of my list! So cool! Although I think it sounds a bit weird by itself.
-- starflora  3/6/2007
Nova doesn't mean "butterfly chaser" in Hopi; it means "food". See the following website: http://www.native-languages.org/wrongnames.htm. [noted -ed]
-- Randee15  7/5/2007
I would consider using this name because of the astronomical connection.
-- earthnut  8/15/2007
My name is Nova and I love it! There aren't any other Nova's my age that I know of and the meaning is so cute! I like being unique!
-- Anonymous User  9/27/2007
I'm unsure about the pronunciation. NO-va with "No" like the word or NAH-va with a short "o" (do you know what I mean?). I think I've also heard the second variant somewhere but I'm not sure.
-- LoQuiero  11/4/2007
I've never met a girl named Nova but there are several guys at my school named Nova. I honestly prefer it on a girl though.
-- pandasayscynical  11/18/2007
I love the astronomical meaning of the name, and it's a cool and pretty name, but I don't like the fact that it means 'new' in certain languages, and it's become nauseatingly popular in Sweden, it appears. The beauty of this name pretty much disappears if it becomes very common and trivial.
-- slight night shiver  5/1/2008
I was going through a lot of names before my baby was born and my sister put a real downer on most of them. I said Nova ~ she said Vauxhall Nova ( Car ) ~ another crossed off my list.
-- GaiaXaia  6/30/2008
I love this name! It's not very popular and would make a nice alternative to the "name" Nevaeh. However, be careful when using this name. There can be jokes when kids find out what a Nova is. They might be asking her if she's going to explode.
-- bananarama  7/29/2008
Nova may also be used as a boy's name. In some Northern parts of Europe it is actually very masculine.
-- borbuha  8/11/2008
I really don't think it's anything to do with any Spanish place. And it's not Portuguese it's Hebrew.
-- Anonymous User  8/11/2008
Nova's quite cute, but unfortunately, it's coming into common use by trashy sorts. I'll pass.
-- paintwolf  9/25/2008
The 'new' meaning is great, I would pair it up with bella or stella. Ex: Bellanova or Stellanova, 'new beauty' or 'new star'? Please correct me if I'm not using it correctly.
-- Anonymous User  9/28/2008
Why has no one mentioned Nova Scotia?

It makes me think of the book Nova by Samuel R. Delany, which is sitting in front of me while I type this. One must remember that while a nova is beautiful and brilliant, it becomes a black hole afterwords. Eventually, thought, it becomes a new star, making the Latin meaning appropriate.

I think it's got a lovely sound, but I prefer Neva.
-- MoonAgeDaydreamer  12/27/2008
Nova Pilbeam is a British actress most well known for her starring roles in the Alfred Hitchcock films "The Man Who Knew Too Much" (1934 version) and "Young and Innocent." I love the name Nova, I think it's very beautiful.
-- harry_sent_me  3/13/2009
I love this name. It sounds so gorgeous and pretty, and it's uncommon where I live (I've never met any Novas). The astronomical connection is beautiful, and I like the way it means "new" in Latin (but not so much that it means "new" in so many spoken languages.) But, ignoring that, I think Nova is a lovely name.
-- Ailis  7/12/2009
I know a little girl named Nova and whenever I meet her I can't help wondering if her middle name is Scotia or Zembla. It just doesn't seem like a real name to me.
-- renee06  7/24/2009
Nova-- what a perfect name. It's so pretty and unique.
-- -Julia-  7/30/2009
This is truly a beautiful name, but I would never name my daughter this because of the TV show (which I am a big fan of, but I don't want people making references to that all the time). Perhaps it is good for a middle name?
-- Anonymous User  7/8/2010
I like it. Maybe as a middle name.
-- Chrila96  12/21/2010
I'm a girl named Nova and I love my name :) I've never been teased because of it, and people mostly complement me for it! Having a more unique name is awesome, and I hope to meet another female Nova at some point in my life :)
-- Nova  4/11/2012
NOVA sounds like something from outer space. Or a place in Canada. Nova Scotia.
-- CathyE521  11/18/2013

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