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ARAMINTA was the given name of Harriet Tubman.
-- AndrewJKD  4/5/2005
Hebrew in origin meaning Lofty.
-- aricasper  12/21/2005
Common nickname is "Minty".
-- Anonymous User  6/7/2006
Araminta: an excellent name for a breath mint. Feel the minty air? Araminta!
-- Starla Roxanne  9/12/2006
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
In Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn", Tom Sawyer's baby cousin is named Matilda Angelina Araminta Phelps.
-- LoQuiero  12/17/2007
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
I think this name is rather a nice name - very rare and refreshing. :)
-- walesgal92  2/13/2010
This name is mint! No pun intended!
-- Chrila96  9/19/2010
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
'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
It's an English name, meaning lofty, was also Harriet Tubman's real name.
-- Daisy74  5/5/2011
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
Araminta Star Matthews is an American writer.
-- Anonymous User  12/11/2011

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