Minerva Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Minerva:
Believed to be derived from the Latin root mens (the mind, thought, intellect). Minerva is the name borne in Roman mythology by the goddess of wisdom, skill and invention. She is equated with the Greek goddess Pallas Athene.
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Minnie, Mini, Mina, Nerva
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Roman goddess of wisdom
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Minerva Teichert, American artist
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Minerva McGonagall, fictional professor in the Harry Potter series.
Minerva Paradizo, a girl genius character from the Eoin Colfer Artemis Fowl series.
Minerva (Mini) McGuinness, college student in UK program Skins.
Minerva, an antagonist in The Walking Dead Video Game.