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Gender: Female Origin of Minna: German, diminutive of Wilhelmina Meaning of Wilhelmina: German, feminine variation of Wilhelm, "resolute protection"

The name Minna is a girl's name of German origin. Minna and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

From the experts:

One of those pan-European nickname names most popular these days in places like Finland.

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Famous People Named Minna

Christiane Friederike Wilhelmine "Minna (Minchen)" Herzlieb, German foster-daughter of publisher Karl Ernst Friedrich Frommann and muse of Goethe
Minna Canth (born Ulrika Wilhelmina Johnsson), Finnish playwright
Minna Lachs, Austrian educator and memoirist
Minna Kottke, daughter of internet pioneers Jason Kottke and Meg Hourihan

Pop Culture References for the name Minna

Minna Hakkinen, former Prime Minister of Finland on TV series Veep

Minta, Mina, Minny, Minne, Minnie, Minka, Minetta, Minette


RainstreamofSpiritClan Says:


All I can think of is that this is what a little girl I knew used to call Minnie Mouse before she could say Minnie

mickie86 Says:


I think this is the best nickname name! I'd definitely use it as a first name.

katinka Says:


I think I'd use Minna and Min as nicknames for the fabulous Minerva.

EW314 Says:


One of the sweet, strong, unfussy, familiar-yet-unusual two-syllable names for girls that I'm really liking at the moment. It reminds me of Willa, Calla, Milla, Lilla and the like, and I prefer it to Mina (and Lilla to Lila, and Milla to Mila).

Catastroffy Says:


While I am very keen on Mina, I hate this.