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Gender: F Origin of Minta: English, diminutive of Araminta, invented hybrid name Meaning of Araminta: Invented hybrid name from Arabella and Aminta

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Minta is an eighteenth century short form of a literary beauty still used in England today, but yet to be discovered by American baby namers. It has a fresh and dainty feel.

Virtually unheard today, Minta was on the U.S. popularity lists for most years between 1880 and 1901. Minta (born Araminta) Durfee was a popular silent screen actress married to Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle; Minta Doyle was a character in the Virginia Woolf novel To the Lighthouse.

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Pop Culture References for the Name Minta

Minta Hurd, wife to Jim Hurd (a poacher charged with murder) in "Marcella" (1894) by Mrs Humphry Ward

Minta Hoyer, socialite-turned-pioneer, in Annie Dillard's novel, "The Living" (1992)

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