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

Mignon Origin and Meaning

The name Mignon is a girl's name of French origin meaning "delicate, dainty".

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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Pop Culture References for the name Mignon

Minyonell, Minyonne, Mignonne, Minnionette, Minnonette, Mingnon, Mignonette, Minyonette


Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Ah, this used to be one of my favorite names but now I'm just so over it.

Zelliew Says:


That's the first thing I thought of

esita Says:


"Meen yawn?" That is not a very accurate representation of how to pronounce this cute name.

eveyalecia Says:


"Meen-yawn" is a hilariously American pronunciation lol. In French it's closer to meen-yohn but the last N is mostly silent. Mignonette is close to meen-yoh-net.

Essa Says:


Sadly I just hear minion. I would not be able to get the picture of a little yellow minion out of my head if I met someone called this.

Manon, however, is a lovely name in my opinion.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I love it! It's too bad that there are filet mignon jokes. More names would be used in this world if people didn't make fun of them

Guest Says:


It actually means "cute". I knew a girl last year named Mignon but she got mad when people said filet mignon lol

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Sometimes, but I know it doesn't mean meat, so it's fine.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I like the name, but it always makes me think of the Minions.

fuzzycub Says:


The meat connotations are definitely too much.

littlewren Says:


I do too. Same with Mignonette.

jdouglas Says:


Yes, also the Minions from Despicable Me, lol.

Orchid_Lover Says:


Mignonette sounds like a small steak.

JD Says:


I knew someone with the name Mignonette

maddyelizabeth Says:


does anyone else thing of Fillet Mignon?