The meaning of the name Novak is “New”.
Novak hails from the the Slavic countries of Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia. Originally used to refer to the new person in the village, it is also a surname.
A contemporary feminine version is Nova, which also alludes to interstellar themes. A celestial choice for a little bundle of joy.
Similar names to Novak are Malin, Oz (from Ozbalt), Sisko and Vlado.