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Araminta is a lovely, uncommon name. If you name your daughter Araminta, she will be the only Araminta in her class, probably.
XironDarkstar  2/8/2018
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My 4 week old baby is called Araminta and I absolutely love it as it's really unique. Although not much in use, we've had some lovely comments about it, even by the registrar. As a teacher, my challenge was to find a name that wouldn't necessarily remind me of a child I have taught. We call Araminta Minty Rose too. She's a honey pot!
Mintyrose  8/16/2016
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My name is Araminta. I use Ara as a shortened version.
glasvirgin  3/11/2016
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Araminta Star Matthews is an American writer.
― Anonymous User  12/11/2011
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It's an English name, meaning lofty, was also Harriet Tubman's real name.
Daisy74  5/5/2011
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Araminta is my given name, I use Mindy for short. I was named after my Grandmother, she goes by Minty. I didn't use the name much as a child, I hated it, but as I've gotten older, I've learned to like it.
Daisy74  5/5/2011
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'This name first appears in American records in the mid-1700s. It is probably an elaboration of the classical Greek name Amynta ("defender"), which was introduced during the Classical Revival period by works such as Edmund Spenser's "Colin Clouts comes home againe" (1595), Henry Purcell's song "Amintas to my grief I see" (1679), and John Dryden's poem "Go tell Amynta, gentle swain" (1680s). These English writers may have borrowed the name from the Italian pastoral play "Aminta" by Torquato Tasso (1573). Note that the original Greek name is masculine; Dryden seems to have been the first to use it as female name. Variations: Arminta, Aramitha, Armitha, Minta, Mintha, Minthy, Minty."
― Anonymous User  4/3/2011
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This name is mint! No pun intended!
Chrila96  9/19/2010
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Really?
Anyways, I don't think 'mint' being in the middle of the name is a big deal- it's not unpleasant sounding/brings up bad imagery for most people. I think this is usable.
bathos  1/5/2011
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I think this name is rather a nice name - very rare and refreshing. :)
walesgal92  2/13/2010
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Haha that is funny what Starla Roxanne said with the great name for a breath mint. I'd imagine that people with that name would get teased quite a bit since the word mint is in the name. I never knew this was a name until I met a baby named Araminta a few months ago. I like it though.
Fire1815  9/8/2008
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In Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn", Tom Sawyer's baby cousin is named Matilda Angelina Araminta Phelps.
LoQuiero  12/17/2007
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I don't know exactly if she counts as a famous bearer, but in Harry Potter, a particularly unpleasant mother's cousin of Sirius Black was named Araminta Meliflua. She had attempted to get a Ministry Bill passed to make Muggle-hunting legal. Charming woman.
eirian_artanis  11/4/2006
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Araminta: an excellent name for a breath mint. Feel the minty air? Araminta!
Starla Roxanne  9/12/2006
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Common nickname is "Minty".
― Anonymous User  6/7/2006
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Hebrew in origin meaning Lofty.
aricasper  12/21/2005
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ARAMINTA was the given name of Harriet Tubman.
AndrewJKD  4/5/2005

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