Minerva name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Girl
Origin: Latin and Greek
Usage: Tamil, German, English, Icelandic, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Pronunciation: m(i)-ner-va
Meaning: Roman God of Knowledge, Intellect and Mind
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What does Minerva mean?

Meaning of Minerva is Roman God of Knowledge, Intellect or Mind is originated from Greek and Latin used mainly in Icelandic, Swedish, Norwegian, English, German, Danish, Finnish and Tamil is bestowed upon baby girls.

Minerva is celebrated on August 23rd.

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How do I pronounce Minerva?

Three syllabled Minerva is most commonly pronounced as m(i)-ner-va. min(e)-rva or mi-nur-vuh are another way(s) to say the name.

Variants of Minerva

Manerva, Minette, Mary, Mina, Wilhelmina, Minethe, Ninette, Maaria, Marielle, Mai, Mara, Marea, Adamary, Marigrace, Maria, Mariam, Mariamne, Mirjam, Meena, Mia, Guillerma, Mimi, William, Wilhelma

Middle Names for Minerva

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Names that rhyme with Minerva

How popular is the name Minerva?

A common name in United States having over 15241 recievers in 139 years of usage. The moniker is on fire on the charts, in 1880, it ranked 193rd when 221 parents chose the moniker for their baby girls.

Moreover, the moniker has been to Minerva is an uncommon baby name in England and Wales, its highest ever rank is 2062 (2013) in its 12 years run on England and Wales naming chart.

However things change on global perspective, Minerva is extremely popular in Mexico where every 1 in 2000 have the name. Also the baby name is popular in Philippines, Venezuela, Cuba, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.

At least, 200000 people globally have carried Minerva as their given name according to our evaluation.

View more ▾View full list ▾[1] Source: Social Security Administration


What numerology tells about Minerva?

You have a sharp focus and highly developed sense of intuition. You are a good listener but give the worst advice. You want to inspire others to do the same. Back in time, you were too focused on your career until you realized there's something more important to live for. You lack motivation and courage to take an action. So what if you fail? Leave your own mark in the world. Having the letter A as your capstone reveals your hard-working nature and persistence.

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Famous people named Minerva

  • Minerva Pious, American radio, television and film actress
  • Minerva Urecal, American vaudevillian and radio
  • Minerva Cuevas, Mexican conceptual artist
  • Minerva Press, publishing house
  • Minerva J. Chapman, American painter
  • Minerva Teichert, American painter notable for her art depicting Western and Mormon subjects
  • Minerva Hernández Ramos, Mexican politician affiliated with the National Action Party
  • Minerva Diann Savoy in Captain America: The Winter Soldier as Costume and Wardrobe Department
  • Minerva Gomez in Lake House as Actress
  • Minerva Vier in Baby Boom as Actress
  • Minerva García in Love American Style as Actress
  • Minerva Scelza in Caddyshack as Actress
  • Minerva Daly is notable for her acting in movie Codice d'amore orientale


  1. Social Security Administration, https://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames/index.html
  2. Office for National Statistics, https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/livebirths
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