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

The name Minta is a girl's name of English origin. Minta and is often added to lists like Streamlined Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose -- Outlandish/Guilty Pleasures edition!".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Minta

Araminta Estelle "Minta" Durfee, American silent film actress

Pop Culture References for the name Minta

Araminta "Minta" Hurd, character in 'Marcella' by Mrs Humphry Ward
Minta Hoyer, character in 'The Living' by Annie Dillard