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Gender: F Origin of Araminta: Invented hybrid name from Arabella and Aminta

Araminta is an enchanting eighteenth-century invention familiar in Britain and just beginning to be discovered here. It was used in 1693 by William Congreve in his comedy The Old Bachelor, and in 1705 by the versatile Sir John Vanbrugh, architect of Blenheim Palace as well as a playwright, for his comedy The Confederacy.

In the Enid Bagnold novel National Velvet, Araminta is the name of the central character's mother.

Famous People Named Araminta

Araminta Harriet Ross, birth name of American abolitionist Harriet Tubman
Araminta Star Matthews, American writer
Araminta de Clermont, British photographer

Pop Culture References for the name Araminta

Araminta Spook, series of chapter books by Angie Sage
Araminta Melliflua, character mentioned in Harry Potter
Araminta "Minty" Cane, time traveler who appears as a "ghost" to a boy in the 18th century in Helen Cresswell's children's novel "Moondial"
Araminta Brown, Velvet's mother, a former channel swimmer, in National Velvet (1935) by Enid Bagnold
Araminta Dench, character in play The Farmer's Wife (1916)
Araminta Moneytrap, wife to the rich usurer Moneytrap, very intimate with Clarissa Gripe, in Vanbrugh's play The Confederacy (1705)
Araminta, character in William Congreve's 1793 comedy The Old Bachelor
Araminta Station, novel by Jack Vance
Matilda Angelina Araminta Phelps, Tom Sawyer's baby cousin in Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
(Variation) Aramantha, title character in a 1649 pastoral by Richard Lovelace

Minta, Minty, Arameta, Areminta, Aramintha