Myrtle: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Myrtle
Origin of the name Myrtle:
Derived from the Greek myrtos (myrtle, plants from the genus Myrtus). Var: Myrtia, Myrtice, Myrtis, Myrtisa, Myrta.
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- Comments and insights on the name Myrtle: | Edit
Myrtle is my mother's name, and as my dad says, "People named Myrtle are an endangered species." I wish I could have another daughter so I could name her Myrtle. I think it's a lovely name. Say it a few times, write it down, listen to it spoken. The name Myrtle gets a bad rap, I'm not sure why. I much prefer it to the trendy names such as Ashley and Meagan.
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This was the name of my favorite grandmother and I'd love to pass it along to a daughter of my own--but my husband and my other children object very strongly, I think because the name rhymes with "turtle," or maybe it's just the -er sound that is objectionable (e.g., Bertha). :(
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- Meanings and history of the name Myrtle: | Edit
From the myrtle tree, which has fragrant blossoms and was traditionally used in bridal wreaths as a symbol of purity. The Hebrew equivalent is Hadassah.
- Famous real-life people named Myrtle: | Edit
Myrtle Reed, American author and poet.
Myrtle Stedman, American opera singer and early silent film actress.
Myrtle Vail, American actress and writer.
Myrtle Hart early American harpist.
- Myrtle in song, story & screen: | Edit
Moaning Myrtle, minor character in the "Harry Potter" series written by J. K. Rowling.
Myrtle Wilson, Character in the novel "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Myrtle Snow, a witch in the TV series American Horror Story:Coven.