Monika

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A less common spelling of Monica, used since the twentieth century.

Proper noun[edit]

Monika

  1. A female given name.
    • 2008 Jhumpa Lahiri, Unaccustomed Earth, Knopf, ISBN 0676979343, page 94:
      Both Maya and Monika had inherited Megan's coloring, without a trace of Amit's deeply tan skin and black eyes, so that apart from their vaguely Indian names they appeared fully American.

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Czech[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Monika f

  1. A female given name, cognate to the English Monica.

Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Monika

  1. A female given name, Alternative spelling of Monica

Estonian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Monika

  1. A female given name, cognate to the English Monica.

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Monica, name of the mother of St. Augustine, of uncertain origin and meaning; suggestions include Ancient Greek μόνος (mónos, alone) and Latin moneō (I advise), but likely of Punic origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Monika f

  1. A female given name, compare Monica

Usage notes[edit]

Patronymics [1]

  • son of Monika: Monikuson
  • daughter of Moniku: Monikudóttir

Declension[edit]

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Monika
Accusative Moniku
Dative Moniku
Genitive Moniku

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German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Monica.

Proper noun[edit]

Monika

  1. A female given name, very popular in Germany in the 1940s and the 1950s.

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First recorded as a given name of Latvians in 1877. From Latin Monica.

Proper noun[edit]

Monika f

  1. A female given name.

References[edit]

  • Klāvs Siliņš: Latviešu personvārdu vārdnīca. Riga "Zinātne" 1990, ISBN 5-7966-0278-0
  • [2] Population Register of Latvia: Monika was the only given name of 1639 persons in Latvia on May 21st 2010.

Norwegian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Monica.

Proper noun[edit]

Monika

  1. A female given name.

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References[edit]

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, ISBN 82-521-4483-7
  • [3] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 3173 females with the given name Monika (compared to 11 777 named Monica) living in Norway on January 1st 2011. Accessed on April 18th, 2011.

Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Monika f

  1. A female given name, cognate to Monica.

Declension[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Monica. First recorded as a given name in Sweden in 1785 as Monica.

Proper noun[edit]

Monika

  1. A female given name.

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [4] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ISBN 9119551622: 42 497 females with the given name Monika (compared to 29 766 named Monica) living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1940s. Accessed on 19 June, 2011.