The 50 Best Middle Names for Nova

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A new baby means lots of changes, from decorating a nursery to choosing the perfect diapers to learning how to function on limited sleep.

Plus, there are all sorts of decisions to make, and the most important is what to name your new bundle of joy.

A lot parents spend hours upon hours scouring Google for the perfect name for their children. However, when you pour all of your time and energy into looking for a great first name, the middle name can get lost in the shuffle!

That’s why I’ve been putting together my series of middle name matcher guides. So with a quick glance, you can find the perfect middle name for your daughter!

Without any further ado, here are the best middle names for a girl named Nova.

I’ve compiled these from baby name databases, parent discussion forums, and other sources then whittled them down to the ones I personally think sound the best.

Hope it helps!

Middle name ideas for a girl named Nova

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Let’s not waste any more time before diving into the list.

These ideas come from real parents of real Novas around the world — and other helpful parents who chimed in. But it’s just the beginning. If you don’t love any of these, use this list as a jumping off point for further research!

  1. Nova Alicia

  2. Nova Annabelle

  3. Nova Arielle

  4. Nova Bethany

  5. Nova Bridgette

  6. Nova Brie

  7. Nova Catherine

  8. Nova Celeste

  9. Nova Charlotte

  10. Nova Christina

  11. Nova Danielle

  12. Nova Diana

  13. Nova Elizabeth

  14. Nova Evelyn

  15. Nova Francine

  16. Nova Gabriella

  17. Nova Gabrielle

  18. Nova Grace

  19. Nova Hailey

  20. Nova Hannah

  21. Nova Isabelle

  22. Nova Jane

  23. Nova Jasmine

  24. Nova Jessica

  25. Nova Katelyn

  26. Nova Kathleen

  27. Nova Krystal

  28. Nova Leigh

  29. Nova Louise

  30. Nova Madeleine

  31. Nova Madison

  32. Nova Margaret

  33. Nova Marie

  34. Nova Meredith

  35. Nova Muriel

  36. Nova Olivia

  37. Nova Paige

  38. Nova Pearl

  39. Nova Rachelle

  40. Nova Renee

  41. Nova Riley

  42. Nova Sage

  43. Nova Skylar

  44. Nova Sophia

  45. Nova Stephanie

  46. Nova Tabitha

  47. Nova Taylor 

  48. Nova Victoria

  49. Nova Vivian

  50. Nova Wendy

My favorite middle names for Nova are Nova Lousie and Nova Marie. 

I like how these two-syllable names blend so well with Nova. There are so many choices, though, so you should pick the ones that sound the best to you!

Meaning of the name Nova

According to BabyCenter, Nova is a name of Latin origin and means, “new.” It also has a Native American origin; in the Hopi tribe it means, “chases butterflies.”

The name Nova sits at number 19 on the popularity list for girl names for 2021.

In astronomy,  nova is a term for an incredibly bright star.  You may be more familiar with the term “supernova.”

Some famous Novas are Swedish pop singer Nova Miller and pop singer and actress Nova Rockafeller, whose real name is Nova Leigh Paholek.

Wrapping Up

Didn’t find “the one”? Don’t worry!

My favorite middle name resources are discussion threads on sites like Babycenter and Nameberry — a quick search will get you pages and pages worth of ideas and brainstorming between (mostly) moms.

If you’re not 100% sure about Nova, you might check out some other popular and unique girl names like Jade, Ivy, or Isla.

And before you go, here are some guides for new parents and expecting parents you might enjoy:

Hope this helps!