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What does Minnie mean?

Minnie Pronunciation of Minnie [min-nie] as a girls' name. Variant of Mary and Wilhelmina. Popular as an independent in the 1870s. Actress Minnie Driver; Mickey Mouse's girlfriend Minnie.


Minnie has 1 variant: Minnee.

Affiliated girl names: Mina and Minna.

14 more alternative forms via Mary, Wilhelmina: Billie, Mallie, Mamie, Marie, Maymie, Mimi, Min, Mina, Minette, Minna, Minny, Mitzi, Mollie and Willie.

Creative forms:
(female) Manie, Monie, ..

(male) Minri, ..

Middle name pairings:
Minnie Mariella (M.M.), ..

How popular is Minnie?

Minnie is a very prominent first name for women (#239 out of 4276, Top 6%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#36463 out of 150436, Top 24%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Minnie was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its top position of #6 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related girl names. Mary (#124 from recent data), Marie (#564), Mina (#761), Mollie (#1001), Wilhelmina (#1619), Mitzi, Willie, Mimi, Mallie, Mamie, Maymie, Billie and Minna are the popular related forms of Minnie appearing in the Top 2000. These forms of Minnie were at the apex of their popularity 135 years ago (median #538) and have become significantly less widespread since (#1576, 98% less usage), with versions like Marie becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Minnie, Billie, Mallie, Mamie, Marie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mary, Maymie, Mimi, Mina, Minna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mitzi, Mollie, Wilhelmina, Willie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mary, Minna, Mollie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Minnie is alike in pronunciation to Monna, Monnie and Mounia. Other suggested similar names are Annie, Bennie, Binnie, Bonnie, Bunnie, Cindie, Cinnie, Connie, Cynnie, Dennie, Dinnie, Donnie, Fannie, Gennie, Gingie, Ginnee, Ginni, Ginnie, Hannie, Hennie, Jannie, Jennie, Jinnee, Jinni, Jinnie, Jonnie, Kinnsie, Kinsie, Kinzie, Konnie, Lannie, Lindie, Linnae, Linnie, Linsie, Lonnie, Mandie, Marnie, Mickie, Millie, Milzie, Mindi, Mindie, Minne, Minuit, Mirtie, Missie, Mistie, Mitzie, Mone, Nannie, Nonnie, Pennie, Rennie, Ronnie, Sannie, Sidnie, Sindie, Sinnie, Sivnie (see Sivney), Sonnie, Sunnie, Tinie, Vannie, Vinni, Vinnie, Vonnie, Winne, Winnie, Wynnie, Zannie and Zinnia. These names tend to be less commonly used than Minnie.

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