The meaning of the name Magenta is Purplish Red Color. The origin of the name Magenta is Italian. This is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word, the language.
The name Magenta is derived from the color, which is a purple-red. Magenta as a name was made famous by the movie "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." Nicknames include Maggie, Madge and Gen.