Yay, you’re having a baby girl and you’ve decided to name her Nova! Now you simply need to find the perfect middle name for your precious little bundle of joy. Let me take the stress out of choosing your baby girl’s middle name with my ultimate list of middle names for Nova. You’re sure to find a name you love.
Nova is a beautiful and unusual name, and one which has risen in popularity over the last few years.
When it comes to finding the perfect middle name for Nova there are literally hundreds to choose from.
So I’ve done the hard work for you and hand selected 200 beautiful middle names that go with Nova.
Origin and Meaning of the Name Nova
Nova is a unisex name more commonly associated with girls than boys. It comes from the Latin word novas meaning “new.” The thing I love most about the name Nova is it also means bright star, which is just beautiful!
In the US, Nova has recently become a popular choice having been amongst the top 50 girl names since 2017. It’s seen a similar rise in popularity in the UK too. Nova is pronounced “No-vah.”
Famous People Named Nova
- Nova Peris – athlete
- Nova Pilbeam – actress
- Nova Orchid – model
- Nova Stevens – model
- Nova Rockefeller (Leigh Paholek) – rapper
Popular Middle Names for Nova
There are lots of middle names that are popular choices, because they are flexible and go well with a huge variety of first names.
Here are 25 popular middle names that go well with Nova.
Beautiful Middle Names That Go With Nova
Nova is a lovely, unusual name so why not couple it with one of these beautiful girl’s names?
Rare Middle Names That Go With Nova
Because Nova is becoming a popular choice for a first name, you might like to couple it with a rare middle name that’s a little out of the ordinary.
Pretty Middle Names That Go With Nova
The beauty of choosing a first name, like Nova, is that you can then pick something more unusual like these pretty middle names:
Short Second Names for Nova
Being a name with just two syllables, Nova suits shorter middle names like these:
Classic Middle Names for Nova
Or maybe you’d prefer one of these classic middle names that go well with Nova:
Unique Second Names for Nova
Choose a middle name that your little girl can grow into. After all, one day she will be all grown up so think about picking a name she will love when she’s an adult too.
Cool Middle Name Ideas for Nova
Or maybe you’d prefer to be a trendsetter and opt for one of these ultra-cool middle names for Nova:
Nickname Ideas for Nova
Similar Names to Nova
Top 100 Baby Girl Names Tracking Tool
This is a great tool from the Office for National Statistics. It’s really fun to play around with to discover how baby names have changed in popularity over the last 25 years. You can also use it to find more middle name ideas!
Tips for Choosing a Middle Name
As you can see, there are lots of options for choosing the perfect middle name to go with Nova. If you’re still struggling to decide, or you’ve narrowed down to your top 10 and need to find THE ONE, try these top tips:
Write It Down In Full
This may sound obvious, but have you tried writing out your baby’s name in full? How does it look written out together? Is it easy or difficult to spell? Maybe the full name looks too long, or short?
Check For Acronyms
You may have chosen a combination of names that spell out an unfortunate word or acronym. For example you might love the name Tabitha Isobel but you may want to reconsider this combination if your surname is Taylor… You wouldn’t want to inflict that on your child would you?
Talk To Family Members
At the end of the day, your baby’s name is your choice. But perhaps you’ve settled on a middle name for your little girl that you didn’t know was also the name of your mum’s great-aunt who caused havoc in the family. All families have skeletons, so maybe you want to do a quick check before you make a familial faux pas.
Try typing in your chosen name into Google. You might find the name you absolutely love is linked to a celebrity, film or novel character, news story, company or something else that’s just not your cup of tea. Check the name first before you set your heart on it.
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