As a Monica, you are inspired and appreciate the quality and beauty of the things around you. For this reason, you choose to surround yourself with only the finest—from wine, to food, to home furnishings and clothing. While none of these quality items are easy to come by, that’s not such a problem for you because you also have all the qualities of a strong business leader, so business success enables you to afford the fine things you prefer.
You have an active and energetic personality, and you never hesitate to begin a new project and take on the necessary risks. Of course, the bigger challenge is sticking around and seeing the project through to completion. This can sometimes be a bigger challenge for you, so it’s important to remind yourself that setting things in motion is not enough: a strong finish equals a race well run.
You are headstrong and determined, and you don’t take orders from anyone. You are a true entrepreneur, with a high tolerance for risk, an active, original mind, and an adventuresome spirit. You are also not afraid of competition because you have supreme self-confidence. Put all these strong attributes to good use, and you are sure to succeed.
Historically, Monica goes all the way back to the 4th century, where she as the mother of St. Augustine. The name itself is considered to be of Phoenician origin, but since the Middle Ages, it became associated with the Latin word “moneo”, meaning “advisor.” This association is the result of the belief that it was his mother Monica who led her rebellious son Augustine to Christianity.
Monica has been on the U.S. popularity charts for over 100 years. Though at the turn of the 20th century, it wasn’t a super-popular choice, it has increased in popularity as time has gone on. By the mid-1960s, Monica had cracked into the Top 100, and its popularity peaked in the 1970s, when it was often in the Top 50. The popularity of the name Monica seemed to be relatively unaffected by the character Monica on Friends from 1994 through 2004 and the Monica Lewinsky scandal of 1998.
The person that first comes to mind when hearing the name Monica might very well be a fictional Monica: Monica Geller of “Friends.” Rachel’s best friend, Ross’ sister, and eventually Chandler’s wife, Monica is a neat freak, organizationally obsessed chef, portrayed by Courteney Cox. In real life, perhaps the most famous Monica is a slightly notorious one: White House Intern Monica Lewinsky. Joining Monica Lewinsky is the little tennis player who packed a big punch: Monica Seles, Italian actress Monica Bellucci, and singer Monica Mancini.