Probably one of my favourite girl names ever, the name Nova - pronounced NO-va - derives from the Latin novus which means 'new.' It was first used as a name in the 19th Century. I think it's practically impossible NOT to like it. I mean, it's so damn pretty, and
the meaning is so bright and optimistic.
If you're having a little boy, and love this name, go ahead and use it! Nova is also considered to be a unisex choice, and from what I've read, parents who have called their sons Nova have always had nice compliments from people.