US Popularity:5681
Other Origin(s):Latin, English
Meaning:Will; Desire; Helmet; Protection; Mind, intellect
Minnie is a feminine name formed as a fresh-faced diminutive to a bevy of ancient titles. Predominantly linked to Wilhelmina, Minnie is rooted in the German language, meaning "will," "desire," "helmet" or "protection. A loveable nickname dressed up in a playful intonation, Minnie paints quite a complex character. How fitting then that the name finds equally compelling ties to the ancient Roman goddess Minerva. As the deity of crafts and wisdom, Minerva instills Minnie with an alternative Latin origin and the meaning "mind" or "intellect." Far more than a pretty pet name, underestimate Minnie if you dare. Plus, we can be sure that the iconic Minnie Mouse and Minnie Driver would approve.

Minnie Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Minnie is currently #1880 on The Bump
Girl:Minnie is currently #837 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Minnie is currently #5681 in U.S. births
Girl:Minnie is currently #2249 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 388
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 230

  • Behind the Name, Minnie, January 2022

  • Behind the Name, Wilhelmina, November 2020

  • Behind the Name, Minerva, June 2023

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