Myrna: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Myrna

Myrna

Pronunciation: MER-nə (key)

Origin of the name Myrna:

Anglicized form of the Irish Muirne (affection, beloved).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Mirna

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Comments and insights on the name Myrna: | Edit

Originated from the Irish, as the name of a queen. Also popularized amongst primarily Spanish-speaking families, with the pronunciation changed to m(ear) n(uh.)

Personal experiences with the name Myrna: | Edit

My daughter's name, Myrna Tempest. She is our beloved storm :-)

Nicknames for Myrna: | Edit

Mahna-Mahna ( The Muppet Show,) Myrn (pronounced like Verne,) My-My (or Mi-Mi,)

Meanings and history of the name Myrna: | Edit

Ooriginated from the Irish, as the name of a queen. Also popularized in primarily Spanish-speaking families, with the pronunciation changed to m(ear)n(uh.)

Famous real-life people named Myrna: | Edit

Myrna Loy (actress);

Myrna in song, story & screen: | Edit

Myrna Minkoff, girlfriend of Ignatius J. Reilly (whom he refers to as "that minx") in the John Kennedy Toole novel "A Confederacy of Dunces".

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