"ah-rah-MEEN-ah", A character in one of Anne MCCaffrey's Pern books, but when trying to find a meaning for it I found in Syrian "ara" means "high, exalted" and in German "mina" means "love"

Many names in fantasy and science fiction novels are made-up by the author. Anne McCaffrey is known for her inventive naming practices (see Killashandra). This name may be a form of Araminta, or it may represent a blending of Ara + Mina (means "fish" in Sanskrit or is a European short form of Wilhelmina).
See Also: Killashandra, Araminta, Ara, Mina

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