Gender: Male Meaning of Mingus: "tenants of a manor" Origin of Mingus: Scottish, variation of Menzies

Mingus Origin and Meaning

The name Mingus is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "tenants of a manor".

Supermodel Helena Christensen named her son in honor of jazz great Charles Mingus, opening up a whole category of jazzy possibilities: Kenton, Calloway, Ellington, Gillespie, Mulligan, Tatum, and Thelonius.

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CherryBomb50 Says:


Reminds me of "dingus".

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Audrey_Rose Says:


please do not name your child mingus

nopenotdeanna Says:


I have only ever heard 'mingus' used as a childlike insult-- think 'dork' or 'nimrod'.

Mark Kirschenbaum Says:


Mingus could also be a diminutive of Domingus from Latin. In Spanish, Domingo. In Italian, Dominico.

Willow_Carter Says:


Mingus? seriously? In England, 'minging' is slang for gross, disgusting

lesliemarion Says:


Kenton and Calloway, yeah, but Mingus alas sounds like an unfortunate body part.