Meaning and name origin
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.
Minerva is a very popular first name for females (#731 out of 4276, Top 17%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#29950 out of 88799, Top 34%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Minerva for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Minerva and related names. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Athena (#195) and Minerva. (2014 statistics).