Given Name MINERVA

GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: mi-NUR-və (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

Possibly derived from Latin mens meaning "intellect", but more likely of Etruscan origin. Minerva was the Roman goddess of wisdom and war, approximately equivalent to the Greek goddess Athena. It has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world since after the Renaissance.

Related Names

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Categories

Adventure Time characters, Claymore characters, currently out of the US top 1000, Fairy Tail characters, Fire Emblem characters, goddesses, Harry Potter characters, mythology, uncertain etymology, wisdom, witches
Entry updated October 11, 2012