Minna

First Name
3k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Minna

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  • A submission from Australia says the name Minna means "Willpower, helmet, protection" and is of Scandinavian origin.

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Alt. Meaning

M is for musical, your hidden talent!

I is for ideas, that you bring to life.

N is for notable, distinguished are your feats

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

A is for athleticism, embrace the competitor within

Notable Persons Named Minna

Minna Planer was an actress. Minna was given the name Christine Wilhelmine Planer on September 5th, 1809 in Oederan. She left this life on January 25th, 1866.

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Minna Gombell was an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1928 to 1928. Minna was born on May 28th, 1892 in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. Minna is also known as Gardner, Nancy; Lee, and Winifred. She passed away on April 14th, 1973.

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Minna Canth was a writer. Minna was born on March 19th, 1844 in Tampere, Finland. She died on May 12th, 1897.

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Minna was given the name Minna Kaisa Aaltonen on September 17th, 1966 in Turku. Minna is also known as Aaltonen and Minna Kaisa.

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Minna was born on November 25th, 1982. Minna is also known as Minttu.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Minna

Maria Minna is a member of parliament. Maria was born on March 14th, 1948 in Pofi.

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How popular is the baby name Minna in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 17 17 0
1881 10 10 0
1882 21 21 0
1883 7 7 0
1884 19 19 0
1885 20 20 0
1886 18 18 0
1887 32 32 0
1888 31 31 0
1889 43 43 0
1890 34 34 0
1891 36 36 0
1892 33 33 0
1893 43 43 0
1894 34 34 0
1895 48 48 0
1896 32 32 0
1897 42 42 0
1898 33 33 0
1899 27 27 0
1900 39 39 0
1901 23 23 0
1902 25 25 0
1903 20 20 0
1904 26 26 0
1905 30 30 0
1906 24 24 0
1907 34 34 0
1908 32 32 0
1909 42 42 0
1910 33 33 0
1911 32 32 0
1912 30 30 0
1913 44 44 0
1914 51 51 0
1915 47 47 0
1916 54 54 0
1917 49 49 0
1918 34 34 0
1919 37 37 0
1920 22 22 0
1921 24 24 0
1922 35 35 0
1923 23 23 0
1924 29 29 0
1925 17 17 0
1926 23 23 0
1927 20 20 0
1928 14 14 0
1929 19 19 0
1930 15 15 0
1931 11 11 0
1932 7 7 0
1933 13 13 0
1934 13 13 0
1935 18 18 0
1936 8 8 0
1937 10 10 0
1938 21 21 0
1939 18 18 0
1940 14 14 0
1941 14 14 0
1942 21 21 0
1943 9 9 0
1944 14 14 0
1945 7 7 0
1946 15 15 0
1947 18 18 0
1948 13 13 0
1949 10 10 0
1950 14 14 0
1951 5 5 0
1952 9 9 0
1953 7 7 0
1954 11 11 0
1955 12 12 0
1956 9 9 0
1957 11 11 0
1958 8 8 0
1960 9 9 0
1964 5 5 0
1965 5 5 0
1966 5 5 0
1967 8 8 0
1968 10 10 0
1969 8 8 0
1970 13 13 0
1971 16 16 0
1972 11 11 0
1973 15 15 0
1974 16 16 0
1975 12 12 0
1976 22 22 0
1977 8 8 0
1978 12 12 0
1979 10 10 0
1980 14 14 0
1981 20 20 0
1982 20 20 0
1983 16 16 0
1984 12 12 0
1985 10 10 0
1986 10 10 0
1987 22 22 0
1988 21 21 0
1989 15 15 0
1990 19 19 0
1991 28 28 0
1992 17 17 0
1993 24 24 0
1994 21 21 0
1995 22 22 0
1996 17 17 0
1997 28 28 0
1998 27 27 0
1999 22 22 0
2000 18 18 0
2001 20 20 0
2002 22 22 0
2003 24 24 0
2004 22 22 0
2005 25 25 0
2006 31 31 0
2007 20 20 0
2008 27 27 0
2009 30 30 0
2010 23 23 0
2011 28 28 0
2012 32 32 0
2013 21 21 0
2014 25 25 0
2015 33 33 0
2016 29 29 0
2017 35 35 0

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Popularity of Minna as a first name

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Popularity of Minna as a last name

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Common last names for Minna

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Fun Facts about the name Minna

  • How Popular is the name Minna? Minna is the 5,318th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Minna have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,902 babies born with the first name Minna in the United States. That's more than enough people named Minna to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Minna? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 17 new born babies.
  • When was Minna first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Minna is Thursday, May 28th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Minna born? The highest recorded use of the first name Minna was in 1916 with a total of 54 babies.
  • Random Minna Factoid: According to the 1915 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Minna is not a popular baby girl's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 1915.
  • Weird things about the name Minna: Your name in reverse order is Annim. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Inamn. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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