What does Minerva mean?
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.
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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)
Shown below is the birth name history of Minerva for girls. Minerva reached its top position of #242 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Below is a graphed analysis of the history of the girl name Minerva and affiliated names. Athena (#195 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 2014 (average #1097), except for the form Minerva which has become less in vogue. Athena has been the overall favorite.
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.