Minerva

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Gender: F Meaning of Minerva: "of the mind, intellect" Origin of Minerva: Latin

Minerva is the long-neglected name of the Roman goddess of wisdom and invention, the arts and martial strength--which might appeal to adventurous feminist parents.

Minerva Pott is a character in Dickens's novel . In Harry Potter, Minerva McGonagall is a Witch and Deputy Headmistress of Hogswarts, and in the Artemis Fowl books, Minerva Paradizo is equally intellectual. There's also a series of kids' mystery books centering around a Minerva Clark.

Minerva was a Top 500 name through the early 1920s, dropping off the list in 1973/ It's well liked on Nameberry though--currently at Number 297. Nickname Minnie fits right in with the other currently stylish vintage nickname names. Curiously, though, actress Minnie Driver was not born Minerva--but Amelia.

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Famous People Named Minerva

Minerva Urecal, American actress
Minerva Teichert, American painter
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Minerva Cuevas, Mexican conceptual artist
Minerva Parker Nichols, American architect
Minerva Pious, American actress
Minerva Mendez, American actress
Minerva Vazquez, American reality TV contestant on "The Next Great Baker"

Pop Culture References for the Name Minerva

Minerva, Roman goddess of wisdom
Minerva "Min" Green, main character in "Why We Broke Up" by Daniel Handler
Minerva McGonagall, character in the Harry Potter series
Minerva Clark, main character in the book series by Karen Karbo
Minerva Louise, chicken from the children's book series by Janet Stoeke
Minerva, ugly stepsister in Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella"
Minerva Mink, character in animated series "Animaniacs"
Minerva "Mini" McGuinness, character on TV's "Skins"
Minerva, character in the anime/manga "Fairy Tail"
Owl of Minerva, symbol used by the Illuminati

Merva, Min, Minivera, Minnie, Myna

Minerva's International Variations

Minerve, Minette (French) Minetta (Spanish)

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