Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. MI-na(German) MEEN-nah(Finnish)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Means "love" in Old German, specifically medieval courtly love. It is also used as a short form of Wilhelmina. This is the name of the title character in the play Minna von Barnhelm (1767) by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing.

Related Names

VariantsElma, Helma, Vilma, Wilma(German)
Masculine FormWilhelm(German)
Other Languages & CulturesVilma(Croatian) Vilma(Czech) Willemijn, Willemina, Elma, Helma, Mien, Mina, Wil, Wilhelmina, Willy, Wilma(Dutch) Billie, Mina, Minnie, Velma, Wilhelmina, Willa, Willie, Wilma(English) Vilma(Hungarian) Vilma(Latvian) Vilhelmina, Vilma(Lithuanian) Wilmot(Medieval English) Vilma(Portuguese) Vilma(Slovak) Guillermina, Vilma(Spanish)
User SubmissionsMinna, Minná


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Name Days

Estonia: May 26
Finland: May 26
Latvia: October 14


Entry updated November 16, 2019