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Subject: Re: meaning
Author: Nanaea   (Authenticated as Nanaea)
Date: August 15, 2001 at 5:20:59 AM
Reply to: meaning by Minta
There are three possible origins and meanings to the name "Minta".

1. From the Greek, "Minthe", meaning the aromatic plant known as "mint".

2. One source I found claims that the name is Teutonic, supposedly meaning "remembered with love".

3. "Minta" first appeared in the 1860s as a short form "Araminta", a name invented by the 18th century English playwright, Sir John Vanbrugh, for his comedy *The Confederacy*.

-- Nanaea

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