National Monica Day is celebrated on July 18 every year. The name Monica is a popular first name for girls. It has roots in Latin and means ‘solitary,’ ‘to advise,’ or ‘truth.’ The name has seen a rise in popularity, especially among Catholics. Other names ending in ‘ica’ have also been significantly common in the past, such as Dannica, Annica, and Jessica. National Monica Day is to celebrate all the beautiful Monicas out there.
History of National Monica Day
Monica’s exact origin is uncertain. Its first known record was Saint Monica, the mother of Saint Augustine. St. Monica was born in North Africa and was also a Carthaginian. Thus, her name could have Punic or Berber ties. It’s also linked to the Greek word ‘monos,’ which means ‘alone.’ Despite etymological dissimilarity, ‘Monica’ is derived from the Latin verb ‘monere,’ which means ‘to advise.’
Monica Thorne, a character in Anthony Trollope’s 1858 novel “Doctor Thorne,” is one of the first historical examples of the name in modern literature. The name became significantly popular among Catholics. The name Monica witnessed a steady increase in popularity from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century. However, since then, its popularity has declined.
Monicas are often peaceful, composed, and act like the voice of reason in the group. Most of them are organized and orderly. The character of Monica Geller from the famous T.V. show “Friends” had plenty of these characteristics. Those with this name tend to handle crises well; thus, people seek their advice and guidance in trying times. Monicas are also honest people with a heightened sense of integrity.
Monica has other variations, such as Mónica (Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese), Mônica (Brazilian Portuguese), Monique (French), Monika (German, Indian), Moonika (Estonia), and Mónika (Hungarian). National Monica Day is a celebration of all Monicas everywhere.
National Monica Day timeline
The name Monica emerges.
Monica is the 39th most popular name in the U.S.
The T.V. show “Friends” airs and makes the name Monica popular again.
Monica reaches number 693 in U.S. popular name charts.
National Monica Day FAQs
Does Monica have a biblical meaning?
Yes, Monica biblically means ‘solitary’ or ‘to advise.’
How many Monicas are in the U.S.?
There are approximately 200,000 Monicas in the U.S.
Is Monica still a popular name?
No, Monica is not in any popular name charts at the moment.
National Monica Day Activities
Watch a movie that has a Monica
Celebrate this day by binge-watching the famous character of Monica Geller on “Friends.” You can also watch other movies or shows that have a Monica character.
Wish Monicas a happy National Day
Reach out to all Monicas in your life and wish them a happy National Monica Day. You’re sure to light up their day by doing this.
There are many notable Monicas in different fields. See one of them shine in their craft to celebrate this day.
5 Famous Monicas To Know About
She is a famous British children’s author.
She is an American professional singer.
She is an American reproductive rights activist.
She is a renowned American-Serbian tennis player.
She is an American mathematician.
Why We Love National Monica Day
It has beautiful meanings
There are different meanings of the name. However, all are unique and beautiful.
Every country celebrates them
Many countries have special days to celebrate the name “Monica” or their versions of it. You can join in wherever you are.
There are notable connections
Monicas, real and fictional, have done exceptional work in different fields. These are commendable.
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