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Meaning & History

Meaning unknown. This name was (first?) used by William Congreve in his comedy 'The Old Bachelor' (1693) and later by Sir John Vanbrugh in his comedy 'The Confederacy' (1705). This was the real name of abolitionist Harriet Tubman (1820-1913), who was born Araminta Ross.
DiminutivesMinta, Minty


black history, currently out of the US top 1000, Discworld characters, literature, uncertain etymology
Entry updated July 28, 2009   Contribute