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Gender: F Pronunciation: meen-yawn Meaning of Mignon: "delicate, dainty" Origin of Mignon: French

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Charming French endearment, first used as a name by Goethe, that now makes an appealing choice -- though the proper feminine form is Mignonne. Note, though, that this is not actually used as a name in France, where Manon would be the closest choice.

Mignon is the leading character, a young Italian dancer, in Goethe's novel Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship, upon which an eponymous opera was based. Mignon Eberhart was a popular American mystery writer.

The name is also associated with the flower name Mignonette.

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Famous People Named Mignon

Mignon Anderson, U.S. silent film actress
Mignon Good Eberhart, American mystery writer (born Mignonette Good)
Mignon Fogarty, a.k.a. Grammar Girl (of
Mignon McLaughlin, U.S. journalist and author
Mignon Nevada, English opera singer
Princess Maria of Romania, later Queen of Yugoslavia, was known as "Mignon" (to distinguish her from her mother, Marie)
Eloise Mignon, Australian actress
Amalia Mignon "Minnie" Hauk, 19th-century U.S. opera singer

Pop Culture References for the Name Mignon

Also means "cute"
Filet mignon (literally "cute/dainty fillet"), type of beef steak
"Les mignons", (derogatory term for) the frivolous and fashionable young court favourites of King Henri III
Bebe Mignon, a Korean ballad group

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