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If you want to name your kid Unique, give them this name instead.
― Anonymous User  9/2/2019
It's one of those all rounder names that are never too popular and never too outdated. I really like this name and although everyone knows it, it has a very differentiating sound.
futuremother99  10/6/2018
Classy name. I have no idea why so many people think it's low class.
kayisforkeen  9/10/2018
My name is Monique and I love my it, and for the people who think that my name is "ugly" or "ghetto" or even low class, who are you to call someone's name that isn't even yours ugly? A name shouldn't represent someone and or their personality, there is so much more to a person then simply their name. You shouldn't deter from liking someone because their name reminds you of someone.
monique_esther  10/13/2017
Monique Parent is an American actress known for smoldering love scenes and intensely charismatic characters. She has been called The Thinking Man's Sex Symbol. Monique was born and raised in a small town on the Central Coast of California and describes San Luis Obispo as "a great place to be from". In 1990, Monique took the plunge and moved to Los Angeles. She began her professional acting career in 1991, spending a year honing her craft by studying at the Beverly Hills Playhouse before even sending out a headshot. Her first movie was Secret Games in 1991, quickly followed by Buford's Beach Bunnies and other made for video movies in the heyday of VHS tapes. Her best known of these is Playtime. In 1995 Monique married Harry Johansing though they divorced amicably in 2005 and remain close friends. Monique has worked in a wide variety of genres, Sci-Fi, Horror, Indie Drama Comedy appearing in well over 100 films, in a career spanning 25 years. Monique has spent many years as a student of healthy eating and has a blog sharing what she has learned. Monique is the author of an instructional book for directors and actors on the intricacies of working in a nude environment on set, Nudity on Film.
cutenose  5/10/2017
Monique Alexander is an American pornographic actress, nude model, and 2017 AVN Hall of Fame inductee. Alexander began working in the adult industry as a stripper in Sacramento when she was 18 years old to supplement her daytime earnings as a receptionist. She appeared in several adult magazines with her first photo shoot being with Earl Miller. She started performing in adult films in 2001 beginning with a girl-girl scene in Hot Showers Number 2, and she became a contract girl for Sin City in that same year. In addition to a catalog of solely girl-girl hardcore work, she appeared in a handful of softcore erotic films produced by HBO and Cinemax such as Hotel Erotica, The Sex Spa, Sex House, and Voyeur: Inside Out. She also became a solo and girl-girl Internet nude model.
cutenose  3/1/2017
Monique Evans is a Brazilian model, actress, television presenter and reality television personality, best known for being a contestant on the third and fourth seasons of the Brazilian version of The Farm. On September 28, 2010, Monique Evans was officially announced as one of the fifteen celebrities contestants on the third season of A Fazenda, the Brazilian version of reality series The Farm, which aired on Rede Record. During her time in the farm she got involved in arguments with fellow contestants Dudu Pelizzari and Nany People. On October 4, 2010, after 10 days, she was the first celebrity to be evicted despite being one of the most notorious cast members of the bunch. Monique got a second chance on July 19, 2011, when she was officially announced as one of the fifteen celebrity contestants on the fourth season of the show. This time, she went all the way to the end, finished as runner-up to personal trainer and model Joana Machado after 87 days on October 12, 2011.
cutenose  2/15/2017
Some of these people with the negative comments have obviously allowed the personality or behavior of someone named Monique to alter their perception of the name. A person's name doesn't determine their behavior and vice versa. I don't really see how a name that has a history, an origin, and a meaning could possibly be "ghetto" or "low class". Someone's comment even says it seems like a name of some black girl that would say "Oh no you didn't". Seriously? That had to be the most ignorant comment I've seen. This name, my name, is lovely. I really don't see how a name of French origin which generally means wise is ghetto or low class but hey, everyone is entitled to an opinion.
MoHood  11/29/2016
The name Monique was given to 101 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/15/2016
I like this name because it rhymes with unique... it reminds me of a somewhat whimsical girl, she loves daydreaming and has a head full of strange (in a good way) ideas :)
― Anonymous User  1/25/2016
I quite liked it until I read anonymous users reasons why her name is so flippin' awesome. Now I find it an annoying name.
Espy  1/23/2016
My sister's name is Monique and I think the name is quite ghetto, but my sister is FAR from ghetto.
― Anonymous User  11/11/2015
Sounds like the name of some sassy black woman who always snaps her fingers and says "OH NO YOU DI-INT!"
TyrannosaurusRegina  10/1/2015
My mother was going to name me Stephanie, but my cousin begged her to give me the name Monique. I absolutely love my name. I love the way my lips form when pronouncing the first part "Mo" it's like blowing kisses at people.
Harmonique  8/5/2015
The thing that irritates me most about my name is when people call me Monica... it's a completely different name.
Monique Ratcliffe  7/7/2015
Also very common in the Netherlands. [noted -ed]
Quamalamalam  11/4/2014
I love my name. I've never felt "low-class" or any or those terrible things. A name shouldn't represent you and who you are. It's just a label. And I like mine. Though I'm not French (3/4 Spanish and 1/4 white) I admire the name. And everyone says my name different so it doesn't matter to me. Just one hint: don't call a Monique a Monica. They are two totally different names.
monique_adriona  8/13/2014
Wow, I can't believe people have such horrible unhelpful opinions about this name. Ugly? Low Class? Annoying?

Saint Monique / Monica - was the mother of St. Augustine. She was a woman of virtue - she endured adultery.
Santa Monica CA is named after her.

"Monique" is not English name - it is the French version of the name. Monica IS the Spanish version of Monique. It is of mediterranean origin - sources here claim greek, Latin - but it was also used in North Africa (Monnica), therefore mediterranean seems appropriate.

My source ~ My name is Monique. I am descended from women with variants of the same name: Mona, Monique, Niki, Monet, Monica... so I've done my research.

So you see - it is anything BUT low class and only the unsophisticated would find it annoying, and the ignorant ugly.
― Anonymous User  4/8/2014
The name Monique was given to 114 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/17/2013
My middle name is Monique and I always hated it as I child because I thought it was ugly. But when I learned it was French I started to like it more; it's actually quite beautiful. I pronounce it MO-Neek not Mah-nick.
Poco  9/4/2012
Monique is also the middle name of actress Meagan Good.
― Anonymous User  6/24/2012
Your child will be a neek (basically a geek).
― Anonymous User  2/1/2012
I have a special affinity for this name but I am biased since it happens to be my name. My Mother always loved all things French and she thought the sound of my name was as beautiful as a field of sweet lavender covering a provencal countryside. A word of warning however, give your child this name and they may have an unrealistic love for France also. This is what happened to me. I grew up believing as my Mother that France was the height of greatness. I took French in school, loved watching French films and only wanted French perfume. Alas when I was a teenager I met a much older French man and believed he and I were meant to be. I with my French name and he with his Frenchness. I travelled with him to France and was smitten. I even gave birth to our daughter who I also gave a French name. Everything was great except my French love lacked the one thing that was essential over a sweet sounding name, character. He has abandoned his daughter and fled to France where he is jobless and doesn't pay child support. I still like my name, but under no illusion of the superiority of anything French.
― Anonymous User  4/26/2011
Monique is the middle name of R&B singer, and former American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino.
― Anonymous User  4/17/2011
Yuck. Ugly and pretentious. I don't even particularly like Monica, but it's much better than Monique.
― Anonymous User  1/18/2011
My name is Monique. And it is NOT the eEnglish form of Monica.
They are completely different names.
Monique Angele  1/16/2010
Pronounced Mah-nick.
― Anonymous User  1/16/2010
This name is historically an Acadien name. It originated from the area Meteghan, Nova Scotia. I received the name through my father who is also Acadien.
― Anonymous User  1/16/2010
This name is nice, but it seems to have been turned into a low-class name.
bananarama  7/27/2008
I honestly think Monique is a rather ugly name. I'm sorry and no offense to people with that name. It just reminds me of a mean girl or some fake supermodel with an attitude problem.
Junidoe-Josephine  6/23/2008
Monique Coleman, Taylor McKessie in High School Musical. Also guest-stars on 'The Suite Life of Zack and Cody'.

Another bearer would be Nudge from Maximum Ride, whose real name (Monique, of course) comes up several times in the first and second books. (haven't read the third or fourth yet, so I wouldn't know about in there).
MioneGranger  6/5/2008
This is a very cute and beautiful name.
― Anonymous User  8/27/2007
I love this name. This is for beautiful girls only. If I had a chance to change my name I will choose this name.
― Anonymous User  8/27/2007
Mo'Nique is an actress and comedienne.
― Anonymous User  6/4/2007
I have a friend named Monique. I just love her name.
stlcowgirl  2/6/2007
As for nicknames it can be Neeki, Mona, Kiki, Nicky or just Monny - though I don't see why you'd want to shorten it. I hate it when people spell it the French way but say it in another way. MO-neek. Not Mawn-NEEK or Mon-ee-kee.
― Anonymous User  2/1/2007
Is there a shorter way of saying this name? I have a friend who is called Monique, and it gets annoying to say it all of the time.
this_is_not_my_name  6/24/2006
From the Greek word Monahos, meaning alone, lonely.
Damis  3/1/2005

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