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Girl Name: Minerva

Name: Minerva
Pronunciation: \m(i)-ner-va, min(e)-rva\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: the mind
Origin: Latin
Similar Names: Minorca, Marva, Maarva, Menora, Menorca, Munira
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 731
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 29950

Description

Minerva \m(i)-ner-va, min(e)-rva\ as a girl's name is pronounced mi-NER-vah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Minerva is "the mind". Mythology: name of the Roman goddess of wisdom, equivalent to the Greek goddes Athena.

Similar baby names are Minorca, Marva, Maarva, Menora, Menorca and Munira.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Minerva.

Popularity

Minerva is a very popular first name for women (#731 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#29950 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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