Name: Minerva

Origin and Meaning of the Name Minerva

  • Meaning:
    Mind; intellect
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  • Pronunciation:
    (mee NER vah)
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    Itself (Minerva)
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    English speaking countries
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    Minerva is the Roman goddess of wisdom.

    The name "Minerva" is likely imported from the Etruscans who called her Menrva.
    The Romans would have associated it with their word "mens" meaning "mind" since one of her aspects as goddess pertained not only to war but also to the intellectual.

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