English, diminutive of Araminta, invented hybrid name

Minta Origin and Meaning

The name Minta is girl's name of English origin.
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" DurfeeAmerican silent film actress

Minta in Pop Culture

  • Araminta "Minta" Hurdcharacter in 'Marcella' by Mrs Humphry Ward
  • Minta Hoyercharacter in 'The Living' by Annie Dillard