Names Matching Pattern *min*

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Variant transcription of AMINAH (1).
Variant transcription of AMINAH (1).
ADAMINAfEnglish (Rare)
Feminine form of ADAM.
AMINmArabic, Persian, Urdu
Derived from Arabic امين (amin) meaning "truthful". This was the name of the sixth Abbasid caliph.
AMINAfBosnian, Arabic
Bosnian form of AMINAH (2). It is also a variant transcription of Arabic AMINAH (1) or AMINAH (2).
AMINAH (1)fArabic, Malay, Indonesian
Derived from Arabic أمن (amina) meaning "feel safe". This was the name of the Prophet Muhammad's mother, who died when he was young.
AMINAH (2)fArabic
Feminine form of AMIN.
Means "lovable" in Esperanto.
Form of AMYNTAS used by the Italian poet Torquato Tasso for his play 'Aminta' (1573). In the play Aminta is a shepherd who falls in love with a nymph.
ARAMINTAfEnglish (Rare)
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.
Modern form of ARMINIUS.
ARMINIUSmAncient Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of a Germanic name which was probably derived from the element ermen meaning "whole, universal". Other theories claim that it is related to HERMAN. Arminius was a 1st-century ruler of the Cherusci who led a rebellion against the Roman Empire.
BENIAMINmRomanian, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Romanian form of BENJAMIN, as well as the form used in the Greek and Latin Bibles.
Italian form of BENJAMIN.
Hungarian form of BENJAMIN.
BENJAMÍNmSpanish, Czech, Slovak, Icelandic
Spanish, Czech, Slovak and Icelandic form of BENJAMIN.
BENJAMINmEnglish, French, German, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Biblical
From the Hebrew name בִּןְיָמִין (Binyamin) which means "son of the south" or "son of the right hand", from the roots בֵּן (ben) meaning "son" and יָמִין (yamin) meaning "right hand, south". Benjamin in the Old Testament is the twelfth and youngest son of Jacob and the founder of one of the southern tribes of the Hebrews. He was originally named בֶּן־אוֹנִי (Ben-'oni) meaning "son of my sorrow" by his mother Rachel, who died shortly after childbirth, but it was later changed by his father (see Genesis 35:18).... [more]
Lithuanian form of BENJAMIN.
French feminine form of BENJAMIN.
BINYAMINmHebrew, Arabic, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew and Arabic form of BENJAMIN.
Turkish form of BENJAMIN.
Italian masculine form of CARMEN.
Romanian form of COSMAS.
Feminine form of COSMIN.
Possibly from Celtic cam meaning "bent, crooked". This was the name of a 6th-century Irish saint.
Spanish feminine form of DOMINIC.
Spanish form of DOMINIC.
Portuguese form of DOMINIC.
From the Late Latin name Dominicus meaning "of the Lord". This name was traditionally given to a child born on Sunday. Several saints have borne this name, including the 13th-century founder of the Dominican order of friars. It was in this saint's honour that the name was first used in England, starting around the 13th century. It is primarily used by Catholics.
DOMINICUSmLate Roman, Dutch
Original Latin form of DOMINIC, as well as the modern Dutch form.
DOMINIQUEf & mFrench
French feminine and masculine form of DOMINIC.
Lithuanian form of DOMINIC.
Turkish form of AMIN.
Bosnian form of AMINAH (2).
Turkish form of AMINAH (2).
ERMINGARDfAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of IRMINGARD.
ERMINHILTfAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of IRMHILD.
Italian feminine form of HERMINIUS.
Italian form of HERMINIUS.
ERMINTRUDEfEnglish (Archaic)
English form of ERMENDRUD. It was occasionally used until the 19th century.
Spanish form of FIRMIN.
Basque form of FIRMIN.
Basque diminutive of FIRMIN.
FIRMINmFrench, Medieval English
From the Late Latin name Firminus which meant "firm". This was the name of several early saints, notably the 3rd-century bishop Saint Firmin (or Fermin) of Amiens who is especially venerated in Navarre, Spain.
FIRMINOmPortuguese, Italian
Portuguese and Italian form of FIRMIN.
Latin form of FIRMIN.
From a medieval Norse nickname meaning "from Flanders".
Italian form of JASMINE.
GEMINImRoman Mythology
Means "twins" in Latin. This is the name of the third sign of the zodiac. The two brightest stars in the constellation, Castor and Pollux, are named for the mythological twin sons of Leda.
Feminine form of GIACOMO.
Short form of WILHELMINE.
HEMMINGmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Perhaps derived from Old Norse hamr "shape", and possibly originally a nickname for a person believed to be a shape changer.
HERMINEfGerman, French
Feminine form of HERMAN.
Portuguese feminine form of HERMINIUS.
Portuguese form of HERMINIUS.
Spanish form of HERMINIUS.
HERMINIUSmAncient Roman
Roman name which was possibly of unknown Etruscan origin, but could also be derived from the name of the god HERMES. In Roman legend this was the name of a companion of Aeneas.
IRMINGARDfGerman (Rare)
Derived from the Germanic elements ermen meaning "whole, universal" and gard meaning "enclosure".
Modern Greek form of ISMENE.
Dutch feminine form of Iacomus (see JAMES).
Means "right hand" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Simeon.
JASMIN (1)fGerman, Finnish, English
German and Finnish form of JASMINE, as well as an English variant.
JASMIN (2)mFrench (Rare)
French masculine form of JASMINE.
JASMINAfCroatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian
Croatian, Serbian, Slovene and Macedonian form of JASMINE.
JASMINEfEnglish, French
From the English word for the climbing plant with fragrant flowers which is used for making perfumes. It is derived from Persian یاسمن (yasamen) (which is also a Persian name).
Croatian diminutive of JASMINA.
Hungarian form of JASMINE.
JESSAMINEfEnglish (Rare)
From a variant spelling of the English word jasmine (see JASMINE), used also to refer to flowering plants in the cestrum family.
JI-MINf & mKorean
From Sino-Korean (ji) meaning "will, purpose, ambition" or (ji) meaning "wisdom, intellect" combined with (min) meaning "gentle, affable", (min) meaning "quick, clever, sharp" or (min) meaning "jade, stone resembling jade". Other hanja character combinations are possible.
KAMINIfIndian, Hindi
Means "desirable" in Sanskrit.
LEMMINKÄINENmFinnish Mythology
Meaning unknown, possibly related to Finnish lempi "love". In the Finnish epic the 'Kalevala' this is the name of an arrogant hero. After he was killed his mother fetched his body from the River of Death and restored him to life. He is sometimes identified with the god Ahti.
Means "little light", derived from Romanian lumina "light" combined with a diminutive suffix.
MAXIMINOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of MAXIMINUS.
MAXIMINUSmAncient Roman
Roman cognomen which was derived from MAXIMUS. Saint Maximinus was a 4th-century bishop of Trier.
MINm & fChinese, Korean
From (mǐn) meaning "quick, clever, sharp", (mín) meaning "people, citizens", or other Chinese/Sino-Korean characters which are pronounced similarly.
MINA (1)fEnglish, Dutch, Limburgish
Short form of WILHELMINA and other names ending in mina. This was the name of a character in the novel 'Dracula' (1897) by Bram Stoker.
MINA (2)fHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil
Means "fish" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the daughter of the Hindu goddess Ushas as well as the daughter of the god Kubera.
From Japanese (mi) meaning "beautiful", (na), a phonetic character, and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
MINAKSHIfHinduism, Indian, Hindi
From Sanskrit मीन (mina) meaning "fish" and अक्षि (akshi) meaning "eye". This is another name of the Hindu goddess Parvati.
MINALIfIndian, Hindi
Means "fish catcher" in Sanskrit.
MINATOm & fJapanese (Rare)
From Japanese (minato) meaning "harbour", as well as other combinations of kanji having the same pronunciation.
Possibly from Lithuanian mintis "thought" or minti "remember" combined with daug "much". This was the name of a 13th-century ruler of Lithuania.
Diminutive of MELINDA.
MINENHLEf & mSouthern African, Zulu
From Zulu imini "day" and hle "beautiful".
MINERVAfRoman Mythology, English
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.
MINGm & fChinese
From Chinese (míng) meaning "bright, light, clear" or (míng) meaning "inscribe, engrave", as well as other characters which are pronounced similarly.
From Sino-Vietnamese (minh) meaning "bright". A famous bearer was the communist revolutionary Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969).
From Sino-Korean (min) meaning "quick, clever, sharp" combined with (ji) meaning "wisdom, intellect" or (ji) meaning "know, perceive, comprehend". Other hanja combinations are possible.
MIN-JUNm & fKorean
From Sino-Korean (min) meaning "quick, clever, sharp" or (min) meaning "gentle, affable" combined with (jun) meaning "talented, handsome". Other hanja combinations are possible.
MINKEm & fFrisian, Dutch
Diminutive and feminine form of MEINE.
Diminutive of WILHELMINA.
Romanian form of MENODORA.
Means "heaven, paradise" in Persian.
MINORUm & fJapanese
From Japanese (minoru) meaning "to bear fruit", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations with the same pronunciation.
MINOSmGreek Mythology
Possibly from a Cretan word or title meaning "king". This was the name of a king of Crete in Greek mythology. He was the son of Zeus and Europa. Because Minos had refused to sacrifice a certain bull to Poseidon, the god had caused his wife Pasiphaë to mate with the bull, which produced the half-bull creature called the Minotaur. Minos had Daedalus construct the Labyrinth to house the beast, but it was eventually slain by Theseus.
From Sino-Korean (min) meaning "people, citizens" or (min) meaning "quick, clever, sharp" combined with (seo) meaning "slowly, calmly, composed, dignified" or (seo) meaning "series, sequence". This name can also be formed from other character combinations.
MIN-SUm & fKorean
From Sino-Korean (min) meaning "people, citizens" or (min) meaning "gentle, affable" combined with (su) meaning "luxuriant, beautiful, elegant, outstanding" or (su), which refers to a river in China. Other hanja combinations are possible.
Short form of ARAMINTA.
Means "mint" in Finnish.
Basque diminutive of FIRMIN.
Variant transcription of MINOO.
Turkish form of MUMIN.
Means "believer" in Arabic.
Feminine form of MUMIN.
Turkish feminine form of MUMIN.
Means "soft" in Turkish.
NOEMINfBiblical Greek
Form of NAOMI (1) used in the Greek Old Testament.
NORMINAfEnglish (Rare)
Elaborated form of NORMA.
PADMINIfIndian, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu
Means "a multitude of lotuses", a derivative of Sanskrit पद्म (padma) meaning "lotus".
PARMINDERm & fIndian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit परम (parama) meaning "highest, best" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA.
Possibly a variant of ROMANA.
Means "adorned with gold" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief this is the name of a princess who became the wife of Krishna.
Variant transcription of THAMINA.
SEONG-MINm & fKorean
From Sino-Korean (seong) meaning "completed, finished, succeeded" or (seong) meaning "nature, character, sex" combined with (min) meaning "quick, clever, sharp" or (min) meaning "quick, clever, sharp". Many other hanja character combinations are possible.
Means "shy" in Turkish.
Means "silvery" in Persian.
SUNG-MINm & fKorean
Variant transcription of SEONG-MIN.
TERMINUSmRoman Mythology
Means "limit, boundary, end" in Latin. This was the name of the Roman god of boundaries.
Means "valuable, precious, priceless" in Arabic.
Basque form of DOMINIC.
VENIAMINmRussian, Greek
Russian and Greek form of BENJAMIN.
Macedonian form of BENJAMIN.
Variant transcription of VENIAMIN.
VILHELMINAfSwedish (Rare), Lithuanian (Rare)
Swedish and Lithuanian feminine form of WILLIAM.
WILHELMINAfDutch, German, English
Dutch and German feminine form of WILHELM. This name was borne by a queen of the Netherlands (1880-1962).
German feminine form of WILHELM.
Dutch feminine form of WILLIAM.
YAMINmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JAMIN.
Variant transcription of YASMIN.
Turkish form of JASMINE.
YASMINfPersian, Arabic, English (Modern)
From Persian یاسمن (yasamen) meaning "jasmine". In modern times it has been used in the English-speaking world, as a variant of JASMINE.
YASMINEfPersian, Arabic, English (Modern)
Variant transcription of YASMIN.
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