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What does Minerva mean?

Minerva Pronunciation of Minerva [min-er-va] as a girls' 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.

Associated with: mind (intelligent), mythology, roman, goddess, wisdom, greek.

Variations

Creative forms:
(female) Minerma, Minerna, ..

(male) Minerel, Mineri, ..

Middle name pairings:
Minerva Estefany (M.E.), ..

How popular is Minerva?

Minerva is a very popular first name for females (#731 out of 4276, Top 17%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#35342 out of 150436, Top 23%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Minerva reached its top position of #242 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not listed at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Minerva name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related girl names. Athena (#157 last year) is the only other popular variation form of Minerva appearing in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Minerva was at its peak in 2015 (average #1078), except for the form Minerva which has become less in vogue. Athena has been the overall favorite.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Minerva, Athena in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Minerva and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Geneva, Janeva, Jeneva, Jieva, Jineeva, Jineva, Joneva, Maarva, Madera, Marva, Meera, Meerta, Melva, Menora, Menorca, Mera, Merla, Merna, Miesha, Mikella, Mileena, Milena, Mina, Minda, Minetta, Minette, Minna, Minorca, Minta, Mira, Mirella, Mireya, Mirja, Mirka, Mirla, Mirna, Mirra, Mirta, Mitra and Munira. These names tend to be less commonly used than Minerva.

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