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What does Min mean?

Min Pronunciation of Min [min] as a name for girls has its roots in German and Old German, and the name Min means "love; determined protector". Min is an alternate spelling of Mina (German). Min is also a variant of Minna (Old German). Min is also used as a form of Wilhelmina (Old German).

Associated with: determined, protector (defender).


Min has 1 variant: Minne.

4 more alternative forms via Mina, Minna, Wilhelmina: Mena, Minnie, Minny and Wilna.

Creative forms:
(female) Main, Mie, ..

(male) Mer, Mier, ..

Middle name pairings:
Min June (M.J.), ..

How popular is Min?

Min is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2358 out of 4276, Top 55%) and an even more popular last name for all people (#6254 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Min (not in Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000 are Mina (#761 the previous year), Wilhelmina (#1619), Wilna, Minnie, Minne, Minna and Mena. Usage of these relations of Min was at its highest a century ago (usage of 2.94%) and is now much less (usage 0.02%, 99%), with versions such as Minnie falling out of fashion. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mena, Mina, Minna, Minne, Minnie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wilhelmina, Wilna in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Minna outside U.S.

Similar Names

Min is alike in pronunciation to Mone. Other suggested similar names are Jin, Lin, Mia, Mim, Win and Zin. These names tend to be less commonly used than Min.

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