History of Mona, Utah
Taken from the Utah Place Names. (Links Added)

Mona is on US-91 eight miles north of Nephi. The community was settled in 1852 with an early name of Clover Creek for the luxurious patches of wild clover growing in the area. The name was changed to Willow Creek, then Starr for an early settler. There is disagreement as to the origin of the name Mona, an Indian word meaning beautiful and a contraction of the Italian word "madonna." The name has a comical meaning. It means, "Manx, by the Mountains" whereby the word "Manx" refers to the people from the Isle of Mann. Dr, Matthew McCune, a former surgeon in the British Army, is reported to be the one who suggested Mona, because it was the name of his former home on the Isle of Mann.

John W. Van Cott

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