Gender: Female Meaning of Minty: "defender" Origin of Minty: Diminutive of Aminta and Araminta, Greek

Minty Origin and Meaning

The name Minty is a girl's name meaning "defender".

Minty isn't a fresh word name — it's an old-fashioned nickname for Araminta, the romantic smoosh name coined by playwright William Congreve in 1693.

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mintiec Says:


This is my nickname and the name I go by :) It has nothing to do with my actual name, I earned it when my nephew couldn't pronounce my actual name ten years ago. People think it's cute and while I don't put it on resumes, I do go by it with friends, family, coworkers, etc. People always say "what?" after they ask my name and I always have to repeat it twice. But I like it and it has a cute backstory :) :)

Miri Says:


I love Minta and Araminta, but not Minty.

RoddyThlayli Says:


Minty fresh. Cute nickname, but as a full name, no.

cheyenne_melody123 Says:


I love it as a nickname, but as a full name, it's a little "Candyland".

raevynstar Says:


I like it as a nickname for Araminta. :)

mabespark Says:


Really cute nickname for Araminta, but during school years Minnie or Aria or something might be more substantial IMO.